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REV. WILLIAM WYE SMITH 
EDITOR 



TORONTO : 

Printed for the Congregational Publishing Companv 

BY Dudley & Burns, h colborne St. 

1899 



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LATEST CORRECTIONS: MINISTERS. 

Craig, Stephen S. , Toronto. 

*Creelman, Harlem, B.D., C.C. College, Montreal. 

Coburn, David, Kingsport, N.S. 

Daley, James T., Maxville, Ont. 

Forster, Frank G., Toronto. 

Harris, P.C.L., Victoria, B.C. 

Harvey, William, Economy, N.S. 

*Lennox, A. Kingston, Ont. 

Murrman, Adam, Montreal. 

*McGuire, John, East Toronto. 

*McKillican, John, Montreal. 

Pedley, James W., Toronto. 

'Rogers, J. H., Georgetown, Ont. 

Smith, Merton, Montreal. 



'Not in pastoral work. 




PREFACE. 



^^■•ir E would like the privilege of omitting the 
Preface this year ; and have ourselves and 
others believe the book was out at the 
right time — first of September ! But the 
Eastern brethren tried a new experiment 
— which in their rural churches, with 
their late hay-making, seemed feasible 
and best — but apparently was no improvement: held the Nova 
Scotia and New Brunswick Congregational Union in September. 
Were it continued at that date, some new arrangements would 
be necessary, either as to the date of issue, or the contents of the 
Year Book ; but the N, S. and N. B. Union is to be in July 
next year (as before). The Year Book is, therefore, this year, 
two months late. Of course, all the more necessity for prompt 
orders for copies among the churches, and prompt circulation 
among the members. 

The year has been a marked one in the denomination. The 
missionaries from Africa ; the " new departure " of the Canadian 
Gongregationalist ; the new professor in the College ; the visits 
of delegates from Great Britain to the International Council ; 
and our own delegates to Boston ; these and other things have 
claimed our attention, and reminded us that we are in a work- 
ing world, and belonging to a working church ; and are to be 
found at our posts, when the Son of Man shall come. 

WILLIAM WYE SMITH, 

Editor. 

St. Catharines, Ont., 

Sept. 21st, 1899. 



CONTENTS. 



PAGE. 

Official List, 1899-1900 1 

Postal Information 3 

Statistical Tables 7 

Congregational Statistics 17 

Congregational Unions 20 

Congregational Societies 24 

Table of Annual Meetings 31 

Canadian Congregational Churches ^3 

Congregational Ministers 34 

District Associations 35 

List of Chairmen 38 

Congregational Theological Colleges 39 

Congregational Record for 1899 40 

Union Meeting, 1899 (Editorial) 43 

Congregational Missionary Society 47 

Congregational Union, Ont. and Que 90 

Foreign Missionary Society 125 



Congregational College 149 

Congregational Union N.S. and N.B 180 

Woman's Board, N.S. and N.B 190 

Provident Fund Society 193 

Congregational Publishing Company 201 





SHEFFIELD CONQREQATIONAL CHURCH, NKW BRUNSWICK. 



INDEX. 



PAGE. 

Annual Meetings, Table of , 31 

Associations 35 

Chairmen, List of 38 

Chairman's Address 115 

Colleges, Theological 39 

College, Congregational 149 

By-Laws, etc 152 

Alumni 160 

Annual Meeting 152 

Report 163 

Contributions 172 

Congregational Statistics 17 

n Unions 20 

ti Societies 24 

It Churches 33 

II Ministers 34 

M Record JO 

1. Colleges 39 

Canada Congregational Missionary Society 47 

Constitution 49 

Annual Meeting 52 

Report 54 

From the Pastors 58 

Superintendent's Report 63 

Treasurer's Report 67 

Subscriptions 75 

Life Members 88 

Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary Society 125 

Constitution . 126 

Annual Meeting 128 

Secretary's Report 130 

Treasurer's Report 138 

Contributions 1 42 

District Associations H'i 

Ministers, List of 84 

[See also " Latest Corrections," following Title page.] 

Official List 1 

Obituary : 

Ashdown, William C 41 

Heath, David 42 



viii. INDEX. 

Barber, Mrs. John R 42 

Bell, Mrs. Francis 42 

Brockbank, Mrs. John 41 

Budd, Mrs. Jane C 41 

Campbell, Mrs. Peter 42 

Climie, John M 41 

Coghill, Donald 41 

Cosby, Mrs. Joseph B 41 

Evans, Rev. Enion C, D.D 42 

Gerrie, Peter 42 

Jackson, Mrs. Jane B 42 

Jordan, Mrs. Charlotte 42 

Moore, Charles E , 41 

McGregor, Rev. Alexander 41 

Russell, Alexander 41 

SuUens, Charles 41 

Thomas, George E 42 

Vankleek, Mrs. Peter 42 

Wetherald, Rev. William 41 

Whitman Rev. Jacob 41 

Ontario and Quebec Congregational Union 90 

Postal Information 3 

Provident Fund Society 193 

Report 195 

Publishing Company 201 

Record, Congregational 40 

Statistical Tables 7 

Theological Colleges 39 

Union Meetings, (Editorial) 43 

Union, Ontario and Quebec 90 

Constitution 91 

Churches Connected 94 

Members 95 

Minutes of Meetings 96, 100 

Secretary's Report 98 

Financial Statement 112 

Statistical Secretary's Report 113 

Chairman's Address 115 

Union, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 180 

Minutes 181 

Resolutions 187 

Woman's Board of Missions, N.S. and N.B 190 



OFFICIAL LIST. 

OFFICIAL LIST, 1899-1900. 



Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec. — 
Chair man for 1899, Rev. James W. Pedley, London, Ont. 
Chairman for 1900, Mr. Edmund Yeigh, Toronto, Ont. 
Sec-Treasurer, Rev. John P. Gerrie, 90 Langley Avenue, loron to- 
Next meeting in Montreal, June 6, 1900. 

Congregational Union of Nova Scotia and New 
Brunswick. — Chairman, Rev. E. E.Braithwaite, Yarmouth, M.S.; 
Secretary, Rev. Jacob W, Cox, Lower Selmah, N. S. ; Treasurer , 
Mr. Charles E. McMichael, St. John, N. B. 

Next meeting in Kingsport, N. S., July, 1900. 

Congregational College of Canada, Montreal. — l^rin- 
cipal, Rev. Jossph Henry George, D.D., Montreal ; Secretary of 
Board, and of the College, Rev. Edward M. Hill, M.A., 
2o Crescent St., Montreal, Que. ; Treasurer, Thomas Moodie, 
30 St. John St., Montreal, Que. 

Canada Congregational [Home] Missionary Society. — 
President, Charles Gushing, Montreal, Que. ; Secretary, Rev. 
Archibald F. McGregor, Toronto. Ont. ; Treasurer, Cliarles R. 
Black, Bank of Toronto Chambers, Montreal, Que. ; Missionary 
Superintendent, Rev. Archibald F. McGregor, 16 Gloucester St., 
Toronto, Ont. 

Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary Society. 
— President, Rev. T. B. Hyde, Toronto ; Secretary, Rev. Edward 
M. Hill, 25 Crescent St., Montreal, Que. ; Treasurer, Rev. Wm. 
T. Gunn, Embro, Ont. 

Woman's Board of Missions. — President, Mrs. D. Macal- 
lum, Kingston, Ont. ; Secretary, Mrs. J. D. Nasmith, 207 Bloor 
St. E., Toronto, Ont. ; Treasurer, Mrs. Frances A Sanders, 125 
Mackay St., Montreal, Que. 

Woman's Board of Missions, N. S. and N. B. — President, 
Mrs. A. Jenkins, Yarmouth, N. S. ; Secretary, Miss Ida Barker, 
Sheffield Academy P.O., N. B. ; Treasurer, Mrs. Wm. Kerr, St. 
John. N. B. 

Newfoundland Home Missionary Society. — President, 



2 . CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

Rev. Joseph Thackeray ; Treasurer, John Cowan : Secretary, 
W. J. Barnes, St. Johns, Nfld. 

Provident Fund Society — President, Charles Alexander, 
Montreal; Secretary -Treasurer, Thomas Moodie, :iO St. John 
St., Montreal, Que. 

Congregational Publishing Company. — President, John 
C. Copp, Toronto, Ont. ; Secretary -Treasurer, and Editor of 
Year Book, Rev. VV. Wye Smith, St. Catharines, Ont. ; Editor 
of Canadian Congregationalist, Rev. J. P Gerrie, 90 Langley 
Ave, Toronto, Ont. ; Treasurer of Editorial Fund, Mr. C. McD. 
Hay, ElHott House, Toronto. 

Colonial Missionary Society. — Secretary, Rev. D. Bur- 
ford Hooke, 22 Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, London, Eng- 
land. 

London Missionary Society. — Foreign Secretaries, Rev. 
R. Wardlaw Thompson and Rev. George Cousins ; Office, 14 
Blomfield St., London Wall, London, England. 

Congregational Union of England and Wales. — Sec- 
cretary. Rev. William James Woods, Memorial Hall, Farringdon 
St., London, England. 

Congregational Union of Scotland, comprising the 
Evangelical Union and Congregational Union, as existing in 
1896. — Secretary, Rev. W. Hope Davidson, 30 George Square, 
Edinburgh. 

Congregational Union of Ireland. — Secretary, Rev 
James Cregan, Knock Croom, Belfast, Ireland. 

National Council of the Congregational Churches 
OF THE United States. — Secretary, Rev. Henry A. Hazen, 
Auburndale, Mass. 

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis- 
sions. — Secretaries, Revs. Judson Smith, D.D. ; Charles H. 
Daniels, D.D. ; James L. Barton, D.D. ; Treasurer, Frank H. 
Wiggin ; Office, Congregational House, Boston, Mass. 

Congregational Sunday School and Publishing So- 
ciety. — Secretary, Rev. George M. Boynton, \y.\).; Office, Con- 
gregational House, Boston, Mass. 

Congregational Home Missionary Society. — Secretaries, 
Rev. Joseph B. Clark, D.D. ; Rev. Washington Choate, D.D. ; 
Office, Fourth Avenue and 22nd Street, New^ York City. 



POSTAL REGULATIONS. 

POSTAL INFORMATION. 



A letter once posted becomes the property of the person to whom it is 
addressed, and must be forwarded according to its direction. On no appli- 
cation, however urgent, can it be delivered back to the writer, or to any other 
person. 

Letters bearing mutilated stamps, or stamps so soiled and defaced as to 
make it impossible for the sorting clerks to decide whether they have been used 
before or not, will be sent to the Postmaster General for his adjudication. 

Register all valuable letters. 

Address all complaints and inquiries respecting late or incorrect delivery to 
the Postmaster. With a view to facilitate investigation, always transmit the 
envelope of a letter which is the subject matter of inquiry. 

Letters for the United States should bear the name of the State as well as 
that of the Post Office. 

Letters addressed to mere initials, or fictitious names, will not be delivered 
unless addressed in care of a resident or to some box in the Post Office. 

The public are cautioned against doing up book packets in envelopes notched 
at the ends or corners ; nor must the postage stamp be attached to both wrapper 
and contents. The contents of a book packet must be so tied or fastened up as 
to permit of being withdrawn for inspection. 

FIRST CLASS MATTER. 



Letters addressed to places in Canada, Newfoundland and United States, 
2 cents per oz. , or fraction thereof. 

Great Britain (by Canadian or New York Mail Steamers), 2 cents per i oz., 
or fraction thereof. 

Drop letters, where there is free delivery by carriers, 2 cents per oz. Where 
no delivery by carriers, 1 cent per oz. 

Letters addressed to places in Canada must be at least partially prepaid, 
and those addressed to the United States must be prepaid at least a full rate (2 
cents), otherwise they irill be sent to the Dead Letter Office. 

Letters addressed to places in Canada and partly prepaid, will be forwarded, 
subject on delivery to double the amount of unpaid postage. 

RK-DIRECTKl) LETTERS. 

Re-directed letters are not liable to any additional postage, if handed back 
to the Post Office with a changed address at the moment of delivery, or as soon 
as possible thereafter, provided always the change in the address does not 
require the letter to be sent to any place to which the postage rate is higher 
than was at first payable. Re-directed letters should not be dropped into a 
Post Office Box or receiver unless additional postage has been put on to carry 
them to their second destination. 

RKQUE-ST LETTER.S. 

Letters from places in Canada, Newfoundland and the United States, covered 
by envelopes having either printed or written thereon a REgrEsT that the letters 



4 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

be returned to the sender if not delivered within a certain specified time, will be 
returned as requested, if not delivered in the time stated. 

POST CARDS. 

For Canada and the United States, 1 cent each. For Great Britain, New- 
foundland, and all Postal countries, 2 cents each. Reply Cards, for Canada and 
the United States, 2 cents each. Nothing must be attached to a Post Card. 

Private Post Cards, under certain regulations as to size and material, may 
be prepaid by affixing on each a 1 cent stamp, for Canada and the United States; 
and by a prepayment of 2 cents, may be sent to a certain number of countries. 

SECOND CLASS MATTER. 

Newspapers and Periodicals posted from the office of publication, are autho- 
rized to pass at a bulk rate of half a cent per pound, to regular subscribers in 
Canada, the United States and Newfoundland. 

An exception is made in favour of newspapers and periodicals published not 
more frequently than once per week, and addressed (for regular subscribers) to 
post offices within a circular area of 40 miles in diameter, the centre of which 
must either be the place of publication or some point not more than 20 miles 
distant therefrom. Such papers will continue to enjoy exemption from postage 
as heretofore. 

British periodical publications, and other foreign publications, can be re- 
mailed by newsdealers to subscribers in Canada, at the bulk rate of 1 cent per lb. 

THIRD CLASS MATTER. 

NKWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS. 

Transient newspapers for any place in Canada or United States, 1 cent per 
4 oz. ; but a paper not more than I oz., will go for ^ cent For Great Britain and 
other countries in the Postal Union, 1 cent per 2 ozs. 

BOOKS, ETC., AND MISCELLANEOUS MATTER. 

The postage on Books, Pamphlets, Circulars (wholly in print), occasional 
publications, etc., addressed to Canada, is I cent per 4 ozs. To the United 
States, Newfoundland, Great Britain and all other countries, 1 cent per 2 ozs. 
Circulars, typewritten, are liable to letter rate. 

The postage on Printed Stationery, Printers' Proof Sheets, Maps, Prints, 
Drawings, Engravings, Lithographs, Photographs, Sheet Music (whether printed 
or written, including Music Books, whether stitched or bound), etc , addressed 
to Canada, the United States, Newfoundland, Great Britain, or any European 
country, is 1 cent per 2 ozs. No package must exceed 2 feet in length by 1 foot 
in width or depth. The limit of weight for Canada and United States is 5 lbs., 
for other Postal Union countries, 4 lbs. 

Seeds, Cuttings, Bulbs, Roots and Scions or Grafts, can only be sent to the 
United States as 5th Class matter : when posted for delivery in Canada, the 
postage is 1 cent per 4 ozs., and the limit of weight 5 lbs. 



POSTAL REGULATIONS. 



PATTERNS AND SAMPLES 



Bona fide Patterns and Samples of Merchandise, nob exceeding 24 ozs, in 
weight, may be sent to any place in Canada at 1 cent per 4 ozs. Must be put up 
so as to admit of inspection. Goods sent in execution of an order, however 
small the quantity may be, or articles sent by one private individual to another, 
not being actually Trade Patterns or Samples, are not admissible. 

Packages of tea, etc., posted as samples, must not exceed ^ lb. in weight. 

The limit of weight to United Kingdom is 5 lbs. ; limit of size, 2 feet in 
length by 1 foot in width or depth. 

FOURTH CLASS MATTER. 

Comprises such articles of general merchandise as are not entitled to any 
lower rate of postage. Postage 1 cent per oz., or fraction thereof. Limit of 
weight 5 lbs. ; ot size, 2 feet in length by 1 foot in width or depth. Matter 
claiming to be 4th class must be open to inspection, and there must be no corres- 
pondence enclosed (except invoices and accounts). Packages of 4th class matter 
may be .sent to the United States for the same prepayment as is required within 
the Dominion, but the contents will be liable to customs inspection and collec- 
tion of duty in the United States. 

PARCEL POST. 

WITH THE UNITED KINQDOM, NEWFOUNDLAND, JAPAN, AND CERTAIN OTHER 

COUNTRIES, 

Closed parcels may be sent to places in Newfoundland, Jamaica, the United 
Kingdom, Japan, and all other countries and colonies with which the United 
Kingdom maintains a parcel post. No correspondence must be enclosed. A 
customs' Declaration of the contents and value of each parcel must be tilled up at 
the Post Office by the sender. 

Parcels for Newfoundland must be prepaid 15 cents per lb., or a fraction of 
a lb., limit of weight, 7 lbs. For Great Britain, 16 cents for the first lb., and 
12 cents for each additional lb. Limit of weight, 1 1 lbs. 

REGISTRATION. 

The fee on letters, and on all classes of articles addressed to places in Can- 
ada and all countries to which matter may be registered, is 5 cents. Receipts 
may be obtained for all registered matter. 

POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANKS 

are established at many Post Offices. Any sura over |1.00 can be deposited. 
Interest three per cent. 

MONET ORDER OFFICE. 

In sending money by mail, it is always best to transmit by Money Order, 
when possible. If sent by letter, it should always be registered. 



COXGREGATIOXAL YKAR BOOK. 



COMMISSION ON MONKY ORDERS. 



On Money Orders drawn by any Money Order Office in Canada on any other 
Money Order Office in the Dominion, is as follows : — 



If not exceeding $2.50. . . 

Over $2.50 and up to $ 5. . . 

" 5 " 10... 

" 10 " 20... 

" 20 " 30... 


... 3c. 
. .. 4c. 
... 6c. 
...10c. 
. . . 12c. 
...15c. 


Over $40 and up 
" 50 
" 60 
" 70 
" 80 
" 90 


to $ 50 

60.... 
70.... 
80 ... 
90 


....20c 
....24c 
....28c. 
. . 32c 
36c 


" 30 " 40... 


100.... 


....40c. 



No siao;le Money Order, payable in the Dominion of Canada, can be issued 
for more than $100 ; but as many of $100 each may be given as the remitter 
requires. Limit on American Orders, $50 ; on British and Foreign Orders, $50. 
The rates of Commission on British and Foreign Orders, as follows : — 



If not exceeding $10 10c. 

Over $10 " " 20 20c. 

" 20 " " 30 30c 



Over $30 not exceeding $40 40c. 

" 40 " 50 .'iOc. 



FOREIGN MAILS. 



The postage to all countries included in the Universal Postal Union is as 
follows : — 

Letters, per ^ oz. , 5 cents ; Post Cards, 2 cents ; Books and Newspapers 
1 cent per 2 ozs. ; Registration, 5 cents. 



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NEWFOUNDLAND. 

Home Missionary Society, in connection with the Colonial Missionary Society. 
President, Rev. J. Thackeray, St. John's. Treasurer, Mr. J. Cowan, M.H. A., 
St. John's. Secretary, Mr. W. J. Barves, St. John's. 



Church. 


Founded. 


Minister. 


Settled 


Secretary. 


Queen'sRoad, St. John's 


1775 


Rev. J. Thackeray 


1897 


-Mr. T. J. Duley. 


Twillingate 


1877 


Mr. Gray 

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Mr. Baird, 


Random 


1872 




Mr. Beer. 


Fortune Bay : 




Pool's Cove 


1875 


" H. D. VVhitmore 


1896 




Little Bay East 


1888 


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Board of Education and Teachers' Training School. 
C/iairman, Rev J. Thackeray. Secrpfary- Treasurer, Mr. Duley. 
Mistress of Training School, Miss Christian. Assistant, Miss Stowe. 
Three Elementary Schools in the outports : — 

Fortune Bay : Little Bay East, Miss Prideaux. 
ir Pool's Cove, Vacant. 

Twillingate, Miss E. Hodder. 



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NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSWICK. 

Notes of Statistical Secretary. 

There are 21 churches in Union, of which number 17 are 
supplied by 12 pastors, two are pastorless since the Union 
meetings of 1898, and two furnish no statistics. Of these 12 
pastors, five are new-comers during the past year, one has 
removed to another church in the Union, and the other six 
remain at their old posts. During the past year one has retired 
from the pastorate, one is now without pastoral charge, and one 
has removed outside the Union of N. S. and N. B. There are 
reported 29 preaching stations, 11 of which are other than 
church buildings, with an average attendance of 1,532, and 3,476 
under pastoial care. Owing to incomplete returns the statistics 
can only be given in part, for it is apparent that some churches 
are unconscious of the value of correct statistical returns, or 
unwilling for a record of their work during the past year to 
appear in print. For 16 churches which have reported there 
is a credited membership of 1,016, meaning an increase of 15 
(7 by confession, 5 by letter and 3 not stated), offset by a 
decrease of 65 (14 removed by death, 16 by letter, 3-i by revision, 
and 1 not stated), thus meaning a relative decrease of 50 mem- 
bers. This surely is occasion for enquiry as to the causes for 
such, and an earnest and prayerful endeavor to strive for the 
progress and prosperity of all the churches in the Union. Of 
absentees there are 130 as reported. 

During the past year there have been 4 adult and 34 infant 
baptisms in 10 churches. There are reported 17 Sunday 
Schools, 137 officers and teachers, and 802 enrolled scholars, 
with 42 more in home departments. Of Young People's Soci- 
eties there are 8 senior, 1 intermediate, and 3 junior G. E. Soci- 
eties, and 1 Young People's Guild, with a membership of 344. 

In regard to finances due credit must be given to the Woman's 
Board of N.S. and N.B., for the valuable aid they have rendered 
for both the home and foreign mission work, as also to an extent 
the College ; and it is apparent that in whole or in part many of 
our churches contribute through the Woman's Board. For the 
year 1898-9 the Woman's Board has raised $457.70, which 
money has been distr.buted, $285 45 to C.G.M.S.; $123.10 for G. 
C.F.M.S; $25 for C.G.G.; and $24.15 to its own funds. The 
treasurers of the denominational societies credit the churches of 
the Union (inclusive of the amounts raised by the Woman's 
Board; with giving for the C. G. M. S., $t32.30 (of which $24.88 
was received too late for insertion) ; $207.68 to the C.C.F.M.S.; 
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17 



GENERAL CONGREGATIONAL STATISTICS. 



I. BRITISH NORTH AMERICA. 

In the Dominion of Canada and the Island of Newfound- 
land there are two Congregational Unions (that of " Ontario 
and Quebec," and the " Nova Scotia and New Brunswick " 
Union); 5 Associations; 122 Churches; 105 Ministers, 17 of 
whom are not in pastoral work, and 5 are on Foreign Missions ; 
and 10,778 members as follows : 



Provinces. Churches. 

Ontario 69 

Quebec 20 

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North-West 6 

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II. ENGLAND AND WALES. 

England and Wales have one Congregational Union, meet- 
ing in London in May, and in some place in the provinces in 
Autumn. London has a Metropolitan Congregational Union, 
392 churches, mission rooms and stations, with 223,333 sittings. 

There are 54 County Associations, 2,881 ministers (includ- 
ing London as above) ; seating accommodation for 1,634,327 
persons ; 4,618 churches and mission stations. 



in. SCOTLAND. 

Scotland has one Congregational Union, 202 churches, of 
which 12 were without pastors. There are 7 ministers' associa- 
tions, 210 ministers, of whom 30 are without pastoral charge. 

*Includes Milltown, N.B., in affliation with Maine General Conference of 
Congregational Churches, and not reported to our secretary. Members, 139. 

2 



18 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

IV. IRELAND. 

Ireland has one Congregational Union ; 44 churches ; 32 
ministers, of whom six are without charge; 96 preaching 
stations, at which the various ministers preach, assisted by 41 
lay preachers. Church members, 2,247. 

V. CHANNEL ISLANDS. 

One Congregational Union ; 12 churches, in three of which 
the services are in English, the others in French ; 9 ministers, 5 
without charges. 

Total. — The English Congregational Year Book for 1899 
says : " There are 3,122 ministers in the British Isles. Of these 
288 are temporarily without pastoral charge, 63 are engaged in 
tutorial or other profesional work, 54 are secretaries, and 321 
have retired from pastoral duty. Evangelists and Lay Pastors, 
as returned by County Associations, 210." Total Congregational 
Churches for the British Isles, as per this year's published 
returns, 4,815. 

VI, UNITED STATES. 

The number of Congregational churches in the United 
States, as given in the U. S. Congregational Year Booh for 
1899, is 5,620. Ministers, 5,639, of whom 1,955 are not in 
pastoral work. Number of church members, 628,234 ; in Sun- 
day schools, 746,904. Number in Christian Endeavor Societies, 
216,043. 

VII. AUSTRALASIA. 

In Australia and New Zealand there are 7 Congregational 
Unions, 326 churches and preaching stations, 204 ministers, 
including 45 without pastoral charge. 

VIII. MADAGASCAR. 

Before the French obtained possession of the Island, there 
were 900 native Congregational churches, under the chai-ge of 
the London Missionary Society, and 400 self-supporting Con- 



GENERAL CONGREGATIONAL STATISTICS. 19 

gregational churches ; with 4,600 day-schools. The Jesuits had 
many churches seized (nominally for Government use), and 
much confusion resulted. Now the worst of the troubles seem 
to be over. The French Protestants have been active. We have 
no statistics for this year. 

IX. HAWAII. 

These islands contain about 60 Congregational churches, 
with a membership of 7,000. The Theological Institute at 
Honolulu educates ministers both for the home and foreign 
field. These islands have, within seventy years, been so entirely 
Christianized, under the efforts of the American missionaries, 
that now the Hawaiian Evangelical Association sustains mission- 
aries ou the Marquesas and Gilbert Islands. 

X. FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

1. The London Missionary Society's income, 1898, £17,- 
000 ; also £100,000 of a Centennial Fund, for a " Forward Move- 
ment." About 400 native pastors and workers, and over 260 
British missionaries. [These figures are exclusive of Madagascar.] 

2. The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign 
Missions, 1,271 stations and out-stations, with 539 white 
missionaries ; Native helpers, 2,975 ; Mission churches, 465 ; 
Schools, 1,181, with many Sunday schools. Under tuition, from 
college down to kindergarten, 56,600 pupils. Income last year, 
$687,208. Lands occupied : Africa, Turkey, India, China, Japan ; 
three Roman Catholic countries ; Micronesia, Hawaii. 



20 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



CONGREGATIONAL UNIONS. 



I. — CANADA. 

1. Ontario and Quebec. — Organized in 1853, by the 
amalgamation of the Unions of Upper and Lower Canada. 
The last annual meeting was held at Brantford, Ontario, June 
7-12, 1899. The next annual meeting will be held at Mon- 
treal, on Wednesday, 5th June, 1900. Chairman for 1899, 
Rev. James W. Pedley, London, Ont. Chairman for 1900, 
Edmund Yeigb, Esq., Toronto. Secretary -Treasurer, Rev. John 
P. Genie, 90 Langley Avenue, Toronto, Ont. Statistical 
Secretary, Rev. H. E. Mason, Wingham, Ont. 

2. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. — Organized in 
1847. Next meeting will be held in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, 
during July, 1900. Chairman, 1899-1900, Rev. E. E. Braith- 
waite, Yarmouth, N. S. Secretary, Rev. Jacob W. Cox, Lower 
Selmah, N. S. Treasurer, Mr. Charles E. MacMichael, St. John, 
N. B. Statistical Secretary, Rev. James M. Austin, Sheffield 
Academy P. O., N. B. 

3. Manitoba and the North-West. — Three churches 
in Manitoba, two in British Columbia, and one in Alberta. 
In connection with the Union of Ontario and Quebec. Min- 
isters. — Rev. Hugh Pedley, Winnipeg, Manitoba ; Rev. F. A. 
Vrooman, Winnipeg, Man. ; Rev. J. L. Brown, Brandon, Man. ; 
Rev. J. H. Bainton, Vancouver, B. C. ; Rev. P. C. L. Harris, 
Victoria, B. C. 

II. — NEWFOUNDLAND. 

Ministers. — Rev. Joseph Thackeray, St. Johns ; Rev. John 
Squires, Pool's Cove, Fortune Bay; Rev. H. D. Whitmore, 
Little Bay East. 

III. — GREAT BRITAIN. 

1. England and Wales. — Formed in 1831. Chairman 



CONGREGATIONAL UNIONS. 21 

for 1899, Rev. Alfred Rowland, London; Chairman for 1900, 
Rev. Henry Arnold Thomas, Bristol ; Treasurer, William Cross- 
field, Esq. ; Secretary, Rev. W. J. Woods ; Offices, Memorial 
Hall, Farringdon Street, London. 

2. The Union of Welsh Independents.— Formed in 
1872, embraces ministers, deacons, and delegates from churches 
and from the quarterly meetings. Ghairman, Rev. W. Thomas ; 
Secretaries, Rev. J. G. Jones, Aberdare ; Rev. W. P. Huws, Dol- 
gelly ; Rev. B. Evans, Llanely. 

3. Scotland. — " The Congregational Union of Scotland, 
comprising the Evangelical Union, and Congregational Union, 
as existing in 1896." The Congregational Union was instituted 
in 1812 ; the Evangelical Union was formed in 1843 ; and the 
two bodies united in one in 1896, under the official title quoted 
above. Chairrrucn, Rev. George Gladstone, Glasgow ; Secretary, 
Rev.. W. Hope Davison, 30 George Square, Edinburgh; Treasurers, 
Mr. Peter Ferguson, and Mr. J. R. Sandilands, Glasgow. 

4. Ireland, — Chairman, Rev. J. Wylie ; Treasurer, 
Mr. J. L. Copeman, Patrick's Hill, Cork ; Secretary, Rev. James 
Cregan, Knock Croom, Belfast. 

5. Channel Islands. — Chairman, Mr. John De Garis ; 
Treasurer, Mr. F. J. Hooper ; Secretary, Mr. Edwin C. Stockton, 
Rose Bank, St. Aubins. 

IV. — AUSTRALASIA. 

1. Victoria. — Organized 1867 ; Treasurer, Mr. C. Wilson ; 
Secretary, Rev. J. Halley, Congregational Hall, Russell Street, 
Melbourne. 

2. New South Wales. — Formed 1866. Chairman, Rev. A. 
J. Griffith, Sydney ; Treasurer, Mr. C. H. Myles ; Secretaries, 
Uev. James Buchan, M.A., Sydney ; and Mr. W. E. Hawkins. 

3. Queensland. — Formed in 186 L President, Mr. George 
F. Scott, Brisbane ; Treasurer, Mr. J. G. Cribb, Milton, Brisbane; 
Secretary, Mr. T. W. Moss, Brighton Road, South Brisbane. 



22 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

4. South Australia. — Formed in 1850. Chairvian, 
Rev. Alfred G. l"ry, Wallaroo; Treasurer, Mr. J. M. Anderson; 
Secretary, Mr. Thomas Hope, Hindmarsh. 

5. Western Australia. — Formed in 1895. Chairman, 
and Secretary, Rev. W. H. Peters, Perth ; Treasurer, Mr. M. J. 
Moody. 

6. Tasmania. — Chairman, Rev. R. A. Thompson, B.A. ; 
Treasurer, Mr. Theo. Cane ; Secretary, J. W. Simmons, Hobart. 
Union formed 1837. 

7. New Zealand. — Formed in 1884. Chairman, Mr. Geo. 
Fowlds, Auckland ; Secretary, Fred. Warner, Aukland. 

V. — AFRICA. 

1. Natal and South-Eastern Africa. — Re-established, 
1882. Ohairman, Mr. R. F. Morcom ; Treasurer, Mr. S. Adams ; 
Secretary, Rev. J. Fernie, Maritzburg, Natal. 

2. South Africa. — Formed in 1877. Chairman, Rev. 
Charles Phillips ; Treasurer, Mr. W. P. Pinn ; Secretary, 
Rev. James Pritchard, Port Elizabeth. 

VI. — west indies. 

1. Jamaica. — Formed in 1876. Chairman, Rev. George 
Bailey, Ridgemount ; Secretary, Rev. J. Watson, Porus. 

2. British Guiana. — Formed in 1883. Chairman, Rev. 
F. C Glasgow, Demerara ; Treasurer, Rev. J. E. London ; 
Secretary, Rev. J. E. Dover, East Coast. 

vn. — united states. 

1. National Council of the Congregational Churches, 
— Organized 1871. Meets every third year. Moderator, Rev. 
F. A. Noble, D.D., Chicago ; Secretary, Rev. Henry A. Hazen. 
Auburndale, Mass. 

2. Each State has generally an Association or Con- 
ference of the nature of a Congregational Union. We give 



CONGREGATIONAL UNIONS. 23 

the Associations of some of the States most frequented by 
Canadians, with the Secretaries, or other officers, to be addressed 
by correspondents. 

California, General Association. — Registrar and Treasurer, 
Rev. Henry E. Jewett, Vacaville. 

California, Southern General Association. — Registrar and 
Treasurer, Rev. Jas. T. Ford, Los Angeles. 

Connecticut, General Association. — Registrar and Trea- 
surer, Rev. Joel S. Ives, Stratford. 

South Dakota, Association. — Secretary and Treasurer, 
Rev. W. B. Hubbard, Webster. Meets May 15, 1900. 

North Dakota, General Conference. — Secretary and Trea- 
surer, Rev. Chas. H. Phillips, Jamestown. 

Illinois, General Association. — Registrar, Treasurer and 
Statistical Secretary, Rev. John B. Fairbank, Godfrey. Meets 
May 14, 1900. 

Indiana, General Association. — Secreta.ry and Treasurer, 
Rev. Nathaniel Hyde, Indianapolis. Meets May 8, 1899. 

Massachusetts General Association. — Secretary, Rev. 
Henr\' A. Hazen, Auburndale. Meets May 15, 1900. 

Michigan, Association. — Secretary and Treasurer, Rev. 
John P. Sanderson, Lansing. Meets May 5, 1900. 

Minnesota, General Association. — Secretary and Treasurer, 
Rev. Samuel W. Dickinson, Zumbrota. 

New Hampshire, General Association. — Rev. Charles F. 
Roper, Secretary. 

New York, General Association. — Secretary, Rev. James 
Deane, Crown Point. Meets May 15, 1900. 

Ohio, Association, — Registrar and Statistical Secretary,. 
Rev. John G. Fraser, D.D., Cleveland. Meets May 15, 1900. 

Vermont, General Convention. — Corresponding Secre- 
tary, John M. Comstock, Chelsea. 

Wisconsin, Congregational Convention. — Permanent Clerk,. 
Rev. Henry A. Miner, Madison. 



24 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETIES. 

I. CANADA. 

1. Canada Congregational Missionary Society. — 
Formed in 1853, by the union of societies previously existing in 
Upper and Lower Canada. Object, to plant new churches, and 
sustain those in the provinces that are weak. Administration 
by a General Committee and Executive Committee. Any per- 
son connected with a Congregational church, and subscribing 
two dollars annually to this Society, may be a member. Life- 
members are those who give twenty dollars or more, at one 
time. Annual meeting held in connection with the Congrega- 
tional Union. 

The officers for the year 1899-1900 are: Charles Gushing, 
Esq., B.C.L., 67 McGill College Avenue, Montreal, President; 
Rev. A. F. McGregor, B. A., Woodstock, Ont., Secretary ; C. R. 
Black, Bank of Toronto Chambers, Montreal, Treasurer. 

2. Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary Soci- 
ety. — Annual meeting with the Congregational Union of 
Ontario and Quebec. Present Mission field. West Central 
Africa. Officers : Rev. T. B. Hyde, Toronto, President ; Rev. E. 
M. Hill, M.A., No. 25 Crescent Street, Montreal, Secretary ; Rev. 
W. T. Gunn, Cowansville, Que., Treasurer. 

3. Congregational Provident Fund. — Established in 
1856, as a Widows' and Orphans' Society ; in 1873, the Pastors' 
Retiring Fund Branch was added, and the name given as above. 
Widows of deceased members receive an annuity of $100 ; and 
for children, sons under sixteen and daughters under eighteen, 
$20 ; but the youngest child, $40 Superannuated ministers 
receive $100 a year tor life. Churches and friends are asked to 
remember these benevolences. Churches are recommended to 
make their pastors members of this Society, on very easy terms, 
by paying a lump sum. Charles Alexander, Esq., President; 
Thos. Moodie, 30 St. John Street, Montreal, >Secre^«r?/- Treasurer. 

4. Congregational Publishing Company. — Incorporated 



CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETIES. 25 

in 1874 ; composed of stockholders of five dollar shares. Pub- 
lications : The Canadian Gongregationalist, weekly, $1.00 a 
year, office ; Toronto ; and Congregational Year Book, issued 
annually in September, 15c. per copy, office at St. Catharines, 
Ont. All pastors of Congregational churches are asked to see 
that collections and renewals of subscriptions are made every 
year, for these publications. J. C. Copp, Esq., Toronto, 
President ; Rev. W. W. Smith, St. Catharines, Ont., Secretary - 
Treasurer ; G. R. Copping, Assist.-Sec, C. McD. Hay, Elliott 
House, Treasurer for Editorial Fund. 

5. Canal A Congregational Woman's Board of Mis- 
sions — Mrs. D. Macallum, Kingston, Ontario, President ; Mrs. 
J. D. Nasmith, 207 Bloor St. E., Toronto, Secretary ; Mrs. San- 
ders, 125 Mackay Street, Montreal, Treasurer. Publications: The 
Monthly Leaflet, 10c. per annum. Orders to Secretaries of 
Auxiliaries. 

6. Newfoundland Home Missionary Society, in con- 
nection with the Colonial Missionary Society. President, Rev. 
Joseph Thackeray, St. Johns ; Treasurer, Mr. John Cowan, St. 
Johns ; Secretary, Mr. W. J. Barnes, St. Johns. 

7. Woman's Board of Missions for Nova Scotia and 
New Brunswick. — Assists both in Home and Foreign Mis- 
sionary work. Meets at same time and place as Congregational 
Union of N.S. and N.B. President, Mrs. Adelbert Jenkins, 
Yarmouth, N.S. ; Treasurer, Mrs. William Kerr, St. John, N.B. ; 
Secretary, Miss Ida Barker, Sheffield Academy P. 0., ^.^. 

IL ENGLAND. 

1. The London Missionary Society. — Formed in 1795, 
on a catholic basis, to spread the knowledge of Christ among 
the heathen and other unenlightened nations. It sustains mis- 
sions in China, India, South Africa, Central Africa, Madagascar, 
the West Indies, Polynesia, and New Guinea. For facts, see 
General Congregational Statistics, section xvi. Rev. R. W. 
Thompson, Foreign Secretary ; Rev. Arthur N. Johnson. M.A., 
Home Secretary ; Albert Spicer, Esq., M.P., Treasurer. Office, 
Mission House, 14 Blomfield St., London- wall, London. 



26 congregational year book. 

2. Congregational Church Aid and Home Missionary 
Society. — Organized in 1878 by the union of the Home Mis- 
sionary Society, formed in 1819, and the several County Mis- 
sionary Associations. Object, to aid weak churches and poorly 
paid pastors, and to provide for the preaching of the gospel and 
other evangelical work in destitute places throughout England, 
and with the English-speaking population of Wales. During 
the last year, 334 churches and 149 mission stations received 
financial aid. Expended in grants, £4,252. Treasurer, Mr. G. 
N. Ford, Manchester ; Secretary, Rev. J. Edward Flower, M.A,, 
28 Memorial Hall, Farringdon St., E.C., London. 

3. Colonial Missionary Society. — Established in 183(j, 
to promote evangelical religion in the Colonies and Dependencies 
of Great Britain. Income, £4,288. Aids the C. C. M. S. in 
pioneer work in Canadian North- West ; and aids the work in 
Newfoundland. Treasurer, Mr. W. M. Hitchcock ; Secretary, 
Rev. D. Burford Hooke, 22 Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, 
London, England. 

3. London Congregational Union; with which is 
incorporated " The London Chapel Building Society." The 
limits are what is sometimes called " Greater London " ; con- 
taining 6,000,000 population. The Union has expended upwards 
of £.50,000 in aiding weak churches. £117,550 has been raised 
for providing additional religious accommodation in London. 
Upwards of £35,000 has been expended during the last fifteen 
years, in relieving distress, in connection with the " Outcast 
London " special Fund. Chairman, Dr. R. F. Horton : Rev. 
Andrew Mearns, Secretary, Memorial Hall, Farringdon St., 
London, E.C. 

4. Pastor's Retiring Fund. — Established, 1860. Over 
£157,000 has been distributed to about 600 ministers. Annui- 
tants, 168 ; annuities, £6,300. Rev. R. T. Verral, B A., Memorial 
Hall, Farringdon St., London, E.C, Secretary. 

5. Pastors' Widows' Fund. — Life-membership is secured 
by payment of £21, or not less than £2 2s. annually. Annui- 
tants, 90 ; annuities, £1,189. Rev. R. T. Verral, B.A., Memorial 
Hall, Farringdon Street, London, E.C, Secretary. Total pay- 
ments from the beginning, £24,546. 



CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETIES. 27 

III. SCOTLAND. 

1. Congregational Union of Scotland.— Sustains to 
the churches and the work the relationship of a missionary 
society. Its affairs are managed by a general committee, and 
by district committees. Chairman, Rev. George Gladstone, 
Glasgow ; Treasurers, Messrs. Peter Ferguson and J. R. 
Sandilands; Secretary, Rev. W. Hope Davison, 30 George 
Square, Edinburgh. 

2. Congregational Conference. — Organized in 1869, to 
promote fraternal intercourse, to elucidate the scriptural 
authority of Congregational principles and their application, to 
apply them in the relation of religion and the State, and to con- 
sider social questions. Meets annually at the date of the Con- 
gregational Union. Rev. J. Troup, Helensburgh, Secretary. 

3. Congregational Ministers' Widows' Fund. — Estab- 
lished 1820. For widows and children of deceased Congrega- 
tional ministers. Pastors admitted as members on payment of 
£2 2s. within one year of ordination : thereafter £1 Is. annually. 
Rev. W. J. Cox, Dundee, Secretary ; Mr. Jas. S. Mack, and Mr. 
J as. L. Mack, 1 Hanover St., Edinburgh, Joint Treasurers. 

4. Congregational Ministers' Provident Fund. — 
Established 1859. To secure for infirm or disabled pastors an 
annuity of £60 (or as the funds may allow). Supported by 
annual subscriptions of its members, and collections, etc., from 
the churches. J. Leith, Esq., President; J. McFarlane, Esq., 
Glenbourne, Oswald-road, Edinburgh, Secretary -Treasurer. 

IV. IRELAND. 

1. The Congregatio>jal Union of Ireland. — Formed 
1829 ; is the denominational Missionary Society of the country, 
and is organized to promote its evangelization. Rev. James 
Cregan, Knock Croom, Belfast, Secretary. The following Insti- 
tutions are connected with the churches of the Congregational 
Union of Ireland: — The Irish Evangelical Society; The Min- 
isters' Provident Fund, Mr. R. E. Osborn, 85 Lower Baggot St., 
Dublin, Treasurer ; The Irish Congregational Orphan Society ; 
The Auxiliary of the London Missionary Society ; and the Irish 
Congregational Temperance Society. 



28 congregational year book. 

v. australia. 

1. Congregational Mission and Union of Victoria. — 
Churches assisted to the extent of £862. Rev. J. J. Halley, 
Congregational Hall, Eussell St., Melbourne, Secretary ; Mr. C. 
Wilson, Melbourne, Treasurer. 

2. New South Wales Congregational Union. — Has 
taken over the Home Mission work of the churches. Income, 
for this purpose, £808. Rev. James Buchan, M.A., and Mr. 
W. E. Hawkins, Sydney, Secretaries ; Mr. C. H, Myles, Sydney, 

Treasurer. 

3. Ministers' Retiring Fund for New South Wales. — 
Managed by Committee of Congregational Union of N. S. W. 
Total investments, £9,667. Income, £568. Mr. J. Mullens, 
Treasurer, Sydney. 

4. South Australia. — The Congregational Union and 
Home Mission assists the smaller churches. Treasurer, Mr. 
J. M. Anderson ; or. -Secretary, Rev. Thomas Hope, Hind- 
marsh. 

Other Societies are : The Chapel-Building Society : Min- 
isters' Provident Fund, assets, £5,279 ; Parkin Trust, for train- 
ing Ministerial Students, capital, £21,319; and the Parkin 
Congregational Mission, for Annuities to Widows, and for Bush 
Missions, income, £1,440 yearly. 

5. Provident Society for Victoria. — To give a pension 
to all ministers being members, on attaining the age of sixty ; 
to afford relief to members in case of need, and also to their 
widows and children. Established 1864. Capital, £11,932. 
A. M. Strongman, Melbourne, Secretary ; Mr. J. J. Blundell, 
Melbourne, Treasurer. 

6. Provident Association for South Australia. — 
Capital, £5,794. R. M. Steele, Adelaide, Secretary; Mr. J. M. 
Anderson, Adelaide, Treasurer. 

7. Mission of Tasmania. — In Association with the Con- 
gregational Union for Home Mission purposes. Rev. J. W. 
Simmons, Hobart./S'ecretor^/; Mr. Theo. Cane, Hobart, Treasurer. 



congregational societies. 29 

vi. united states. 

1. American Board of Commissioners for Foreign 
Missions. — Organized in 1810, on a Catholic basis, for Foreign 
Mission work. For facts, see General Congregational Statistics, 
sec. xvi. Revs. Judson Smith, D.D., Charles H. Daniels, D.D., 
James L. Barton, D.D., Secretaries, Congregational House, Bos- 
ton, Mass. Frank H. Wiggin, Treasurer. 

2. American Missionary Association. — Devoted specially 
to work among the white and colored people of the South, the 
Indians and Chinese on this continent. Churches in the South, 
including 18 among the Indians, 240 ; schools, 98 ; mission- 
aries, 682. Receipts, $329,440. Treasurer, Mr. W. H. Hub- 
bard, Bible House, New York. Secretaries, Rev. A. F. Beard, 
D.D., Rev. E. P. Woodbury, D.D., Rev. C. J. Ryder, D.D., Fourth 
Avenue and Twenty-Second Street, New York. 

3. The Congregational Church Building Society. — 
Successor to " The American Congregational Union." Founded 
in 1853 ; it has for its object the erection of houses of worship 
and parsonages, through grants and loans. It has aided in the 
erection of nearly 3,000 houses of worship, and over 600 par- 
sonages. Income for the year, $183,477. Mr. C. E. Hope, 
Treasurer ; Rev. L. H. Cobb, D.D., Secretary. Office, Congre- 
gational Rooms, 820, 821, Fourth Avenue and 22nd Street, New 
York City. 

4. Congregational Home Missionary Society. — The 
recognized Congregational Home Mission Society of the. United 
States. Organized in 1826. Publications : The Home Mission- 
ary, 80 pages, quarterly, 30c. a year ; Congregational Work, 
monthly, 10c. a year. Receipts for the year, $843,756, in cash 
and supplies. Missionaries, 2,026. Churches organized during 
the year, 107. Rev. Joseph B. Clark, D.D., Rev. W. Choate, 
D.D , Secretaries ; William B. Howland, Treasurer. Office, 
Fourth Avenue and 22nd Street, New York. 

5. Congregational Sunday School and Publishing 
Society, Congregational House, Boston, Mass. — Organized in 
1832, to print, publish and circulate Sunday school and other 
literature relating to a genuine Christian experience, and to the 



30 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK 

Congregational faith and polity ; to support Sunday school 
missionaries, and aid needy Sunday schools. The Pilgrim 
Teacher, a monthly magazine, Pilgrim Quarterlies of different 
grades, the Well-Spring, and other periodicals for Sunday 
schools are issued. The Society has established or aided, during 
the last 15 years alone, 2,138 Sunday schools. Income for the 
year, .$61,150. Rev. George M. Boynton, D.D., Secretary ; M. C. 
Hazard, Editor ; T. H. Tewksbury, Agent ; Chas. F. Wyman, 
Treasurer. 

j^^ The Canadian Congregational Publishing Co. (Rev. W. 
W. Smith, St. Catharines, Ont., Manager) are agents of the 
above Society in Canada. 

6. Congregational Education Society. — Formed in 
1874, by the union of two previous societies formed in the 
years 1816 and 1843. The number of young men aided in their 
studies for the ministry since 1816 is above 9,000, and the num- 
ber now receiving assistance is 321. Income, 1897, $137,413 
Rev. John A. Hamilton, Congregational House, Boston, Secre- 
tary ; Mr. T. F. Wilkins, Treasurer. 




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CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES. 



33 



CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES IN CANADA AND 
NEWFOUNDLAND. 



Alton, Oat. 

Ayers Flat, Que. 
Barrie, Ont 
Belwood, Ont. 
Beach Meadows, N.S. 
Bowmanville, Ont. 
Brandon, Man. 
Brantford, Ont. 
Brigham, Que. 
Brooklyn, N.S. 
Burford, Ont. 
Caledon, South, Ont. 
Chebogue, N.S. 
Churchill, Ont. 
Cobourg, Ont. 
Cold Springs, Ont. 
Cowansville, Que. 
Dalston, Ont. 
Danville, Que. 
Eaton, Que. 
Edgar, Ont. 
Economy, N.S. 
Edgeworth. Ont. 
Embro, Ont. 
Erin, North, Ont. 
Fitch Bay, Que. 
Forest, Ont. 

Forest, Lake Shore, Ont. 
Fortune Bay, Nfld. 
Franklin Centre, Que. 
Frome, Ont, 
Garafraxa, Ont. 
Georgetown, Ont. 
Granby, Que. 
Guelph, Ont. 
Hamilton, First, Ont. 
*' Immanuel. 
Hawkesbury, Ont. 
Hemford, N.S. 
Howick, Ont. 

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Humber Summit, Out. 
Kelvin, Ont. 
Keswick Ridgo, N.B 
Kincardine, Ont. 
Kingsport, N S. 
Kingston, First, Ont. 
Bethel. 

" Calvary. 

Lanark, Ont. 
Lennoxville, Que. 
Listowel, Ont. 
Little Bay East, Nfld. 
Liverpool, N.S. 
London, First, Ont. 

" Southern, Ont. 
Maitland, N.S. 

South. 
Manchester, N.S. 
Manilla, Ont. 
Margaree, N.S. 
Martintown, Ont. 
Maxville, ()nt. 
Melbourne, Que. 
Middleville, Ont. 
Milltown, N.B 
Milton, N.S. 
Montreal, Calvary, Que. 

" Emmanuel. 

Pfc. St. Charles, 

" Westmount. 

" Zion. 
New Durham, Ont. 
Noel, N.S. 
Ottawa, First, Ont. 

" Welcome Zion 
Paris, Ont. 
Pine Grove, Ont. 
Pleasant Kiver, N.S. 
Random. Nfld. 
Rugby, Ont. 



Sarnia, Ont. 
Scotland, Ont. 
Selmah, Lower, N.S. 
Sheffield, N.B. 
Sherbrooke, Que. 
Speedside, Ont. 
Stanstead, South, Que. 
Stoufi'ville, Ont, 
Stratford, Ont. 
St. Andrews, Que. 
St. Catharines, Ont. 
St. John, N.B. 
St. Johns, Nfld. 
Toronto, Bond St., Ont. 

" Broadview Ave. 

" Dovercourt. 
Hope. 

" Junction. 

" Northern. 
Olivet. 

" Parkdale. 

" Western. 

" Zion. 
Truro, N.S. 
Turnberry, Ont. 
Twillingate, Nfld. 
Ulverton, Que. 
Vancouver, B.C. 
Victoria, B C. 
Vankleek Hill, Ont. 
Warwick, Ebenezer, ^Ont, 

" Zion. 

Watford, Ont. 
Waterville, Que. 
Wingham, Ont. 
Winnipeg, Central, Man.. 

" Maple Street. 

Wetaskiwin, Alb. 
Woodstock, Ont. 
Yarmouth, N.S. 



34 



CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



CONGREGATIONAL MINISTERS IN CANADA AND 
NEWFOUNDLAND. 



Ashdown, Charles R., Watford, Ont. 
* Alexander, J. L., Middleville, Ont 
Austin, J. M., Sheffield Academy P.O. 

N.B. 
Baker, W. Melville, Woodstock, Ont. 
Bainton, J. H., Vancouver, B.C. 
Ball, G. W., Liverpool, N.S. 
Beavis, H. S , D.U., Hamilton, Ont. 
Braine, A., Milton, N.S. 
*Barker, Enoch, 4 Simpson Ave., 

Toronto. 
*Barker, Joseph, De Bee, N.B. 
Barnett, J. H , Bowmanville, Ont. 
*Black, Robert K., (iranby. Que. 
*Black, James R. , Kingston, Ont. 
Bolton, Charles E., Belwood, Ont. 
Braithwaite, E E., Yarmouth, N.S. 
Brown, J. L., Wood Bay, Man. 
*Clarke, William F., Guelph, Ont. 
Claris, William H. A., London, Ont. 
Collins, William, Pine Grove, Ont. 
Cox, Jacob W., Lower Selmah, N.S. 
Currie, Walter T , African Mission. 
Craik, Galen H., Waterville, Que. 
Daley, James T. , Burford, Ont. 
Day, Benjamin W., St. Andrews, Que. 
Day, Frank J., Sherbrooke, Que. 
DufiF, Charles, Brooklyn, N.S. 
Extence, George, Hamilton, Ont. 
*Fenwick, Kenneth M , Westmount, 

Que. 
Forbes, T. R., Churchill, Ont. 
Gerrie, John P., 90 Langley Ave., 

Toronto. 
*Goddard, Henry, Milton, N.S. 
Goffin, J. W., Wingham, Ont. 
Gordon, J. Logan, St. John, N.B. 
*Gray, Matthew S . Laurel, Ont. 
Gunn, William T. , Embro, Ont. 
*George, J. H., D.D , Cong. College, 

Montreal. 
Hambly, D. D., Sarnia, Ont. 
Hall, Thomas, Melbourne, Que. 
Hay, Robert, Eaton, Que. 
Hamilton, D S., 39.S BurgeoisSt., 

Montreal. 
Hill, E. Munson, 25 Crescent St., 

Montreal. 
*Hindley, John I., Ph.D., Guelph, Ont. 
Hindley, William J., Guelph, Ont. 



Hopkin, Robert, Westmount, Que. 
Horsey, Harold J , Ottawa. 
, Hyde, T. B., 64 Isabella St., Toronto. 
Johnston, Wallace, Franklin Centre, 

Que. 
Kelly, Matthew, Listowel, Ont. 
Legette, Thomas, Edgar, Ont. 
Lennox, A., Barrie, Ont. 
*Macallum, Daniel, Kingston, Ont. 
Macallum, F. W., Turkey Mission. 
Mair, John A , Howick, Ont. 
Mason, H. E , Georgetown, Ont. 
Main, Arthur W., Danville, Que. 
Margrett, Albert, Forest, Ont. 
McCuaig, Joseph A. C, Toronto. 
MacCoU, Evan C. W., Forest, Ont. 
McCormack, A., Cold Sprints, Ont. 
*McGregor, Archibald F., 16 Gloucester 

St., Toronto 
McGuire, John, Tiverton, Ont. 
Macintosh, William, Ottawa 
Macintosh, David C. , Lanark, Ont. 
Mackenzie, George A., Stratford, Ont. 
McKillican, John, Montreal, Que. 
McLean, Thomas D., Milltown, N.B. 
Minchen, J. W., St. John N.B 
Moore, Churchill, Ayers Flat, Que. 
*Morton, John, 85 Hannah St., W., 

Hamilton, Ont. 
Odtergren, Erik, ^Vetaskiwin, Alb. 
Payne, F. A , Victoria, B.C. 
Pritchard, W^illiam S , (iranby., Que. 
Pedley, Hugh, Winnipeg, Man. 
Pedley, James W , London, Ont. 
Pedley, Hilton, Japan ISIission. 
Pollock, A. F., Speedside, Ont. 
Purdon, D. W., Chebogue, N.S. 
Read, W. F., African Mission. 
Read, (ieorge E., Stanstead, Que. 
*Reikie, Thomas M , Wiartou, Ont. 
Richardson, AW., M.D., Kingston. 
*Robinson, Robert, Wiarton, Ont. 
Routliffe, C. H , Toronto. 
Ross, A. B. Keswick Ridge, N.B. 
Rose, Edwin, Truro, N.S. 
Salmon John, Toronto. 
Scholfield. John, Brantford, Ont. 
Silcox, Edwin D., Paris, Ont. 
Skinner, (ieorge, Frome, Ont. 
Smith, William W., St. Catharines, Ont. 



CONGREGATIONAL MINISTERS. 



36 



Squires, John, Randon, Nfld. 
*Sykes, Simeon, Frederickton, N.B. 
Shaver, M. A., Cobourg, Ont. 
Thomas, H. F. Toronto. 
Thackeray, Joseph, St. Johns, Nfld. 
*Un8worth, Joseph, 80 First Ave., 

Toronto. 
Unsworth, Joseph K., Scotland, Ont. 

*Not in pastoral office. 



Vrooman, F. A., Winnipeg, Man. 
Warriner, W. Henry, D.D., 7 Shuter St. 

Montreal. 
Watt, R. G., Fitch Bay, Que. 
Watson, W. H. , Cowansville, Que. 
*Webb, Thomas, Toronto. 
*Wood, John, Ottawa. 
Wood, Morgan, Toronto. 
Whyte, Geo. M., Pleasant River, N.S. 



DISTRICT ASSOCIATIONS 



I. WESTERN ASSOCIATION, ONTARIO. 



MEMBERS. 

Rev. W. H. A. Claris, Rev. C. R. Ashdown, Rev. J. W. Pedley, 

" John Morton, " A. 1. McGregor.B.A. " J. Scholfield, 

" J. T. Daley, B.A. " C. E. Bolton, "' 

" A. Margrett, " J. I. Hindley, Ph.D., 

" W. W. Smith, " E. D. Silcox, 

" J. K. Unsworth, B.A. " W.F.Clarke, 

" H. S. Beavis, D.D. " E. C. W. MacColl, 

" W. M Baker, " G. Skinner, 

" G. A. Mackenzie, " W. J. Hindley, 



M. Kelly, 
A. F. Pollock, 
J. McGuire, 
J. W. Goffin, 
W. T. Gunn, M.A. 
B.D. 



Brantford, 

Burford, 

Belwood, 

Embro, 

Forest, 

Frome, 

Fergus, 

Garafraxa, 

Guelph, 



ASSOCIATE CHURCHES. 

Hamilton, I at, 

Hamilton, Immanuel, 

Kincardine, 

liistowel, 

London, 1st, 

London, Southern, 

New Durham, 

Paris, 

Scotland, 



Speedside, 

Sarnia, 

Stratford, 

St. Catharines, 

Turnberry, 

Wingham, 

Woodstock, 

Watford, 



Secretary — Rev. J. T. Daley, Burford, Ont. 



London District ; 
6 churches. 
Tilbury, 
London, 1st, 
London, Southern, 
Frome, 
Woodstock, 
Embro. 



Brantford District ; Stratford District 



9 churches. 
Brantford. 
Paris, 
Burford, 
New Durham, 
Kelvin, 
Scotland, 
Hamilton, 1st 
Hamilton, Immanuel, 
St. Catharines. 



6 churches. 
Stratford, 
Listowel, 
Wingham, 
Turnberry, 
Kincardine, 
Howick. 



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CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



GuELPH District ; 5 churches. 
Guelph, Garafraxa, 

Speedside, Bel wood. 

Fergus, 



Lambton Dtstrict ; 7 churches. 
Sarnia, Plynipton, 

Forest, Ebenezer, 

Watford, Warwick. 

Lake Shore, 



II. TORONTO DISTRICT ASSOCIATION, ONTARIO. 



Alton, 

Barrie, 

Bowmanville, 

Churchill, 

Edgar, 

Georgetown, 

Humber Summit, 



ASSOCIATE CHURCHES. 

Pine Grove, 

Rugby, 

South Caledon, 

Stoufifville, 

Toronto, Zion, 

" Bond St. 



Toronto, Northern, 
" Western, 

Olivet, 
" Parkdale, 
" Hope, 
" Broadview Ave. 



President — Rev. J. P. Gerne. 
Secretary — Rev. Geo. Extence. 
Treasurer — Mr. W. J. Stibbs. 
Registrar — Mr. Wm. Re veil. 

The Association is one of churches. All members of Congregational churches, 
within the bounds of the Association, whose churches give into the funds of the 
Association an annual contribution, are members of the Association. 



III. EASTERN ASSOCIATION, ONTARIO. 

MINISTERS. 



Rev. H. J. Horsey, 
" W. Macintosh, 
" D. C. Macintosh, 



Rev. A. W. Richardson, 
" D. Macallum, 
'* J. L. Alexander. 



Maxville, 

Martlntown, 

Lanark, 



CHURCHES. 

Middle ville and Rosetta, Kingston, Calvary, 
Kingston, First, Ottawa, First, 

" Bethel, " Welcome Zion, 

Secretary — Rev. William Macintosh, Ottawa. 



DISTRICT ASSOCIATIONS. 



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IV. QUEBEC ASSOCIATION. 



MINISTERS. 



Rev. E. M. Hill, M.A., 

" John MoKillican, 

" Thomas Hall, 

" W. H. Warriner, D D., 

" A. W. Main, 

" R. G. Watt, B.D., 

" C. Moore, 

" G. H. Craik, B.A., 

" G. E. Read, 

" W. Macintosh, 



Rev. B. W. Day, 

" F. J. Day, B.D , 

" R. Hay,' 

" R. Hopkin, 

" R. K. Black, 

" D. S. Hamilton, B.A., 

" J. H. George, D.D. , 

" J. L. Alexander, 

" W. H. Watson, 

" W. S Pritchard, B.D. 



Ayers Flat, 

Brigham, 

Cowansville, 

Danville, 

Eaton, 

Fitch Bay, 



ASSOCIATE CHURCHES. 

Franklin Centre, 

Granby, 

Montreal, Emmanuel, 
" Calvary, 

Zion, 
" Pt. St. Charles, 

" Bethlehem, 



Moderator — Rev. Thomas Hall. 



Melbourne, 

iSt. Andrews, 

Stanstead, South, 

Sherbrooke, 

Waterville, 

Maxville, 

St. Elmo. 

Scribe — Rev. Frank J. Day. 



V. MONTREAL CONGREGATIONAL CLUB. 

President — Rev. Joseph Henry George, D.D. 

Vice-President — Mr. T. B. Macaulay. 

Secretary — Mr. A. R. Grafton. 

Treasurer — Mr. Thomas Moodie. 

Executive — The above officers, with Messrs. Charles Gushing, 

R. S. Weir, R. VV. McLachlan, and the Chairmen of 

Lookout and Reception Committees. 
Lookout Committee • — Rev. E. M. Hill (Chairman), Rev. D. S. 

Hamilton, Rev. Dr. Warriner, Rev. R. Hopkin, Mr. 

George Lyman. 
Reception Committee — Mr. Charles Gurd (Chairman), Mr. C. T. 

Williams, Mr. G. S. Wilson, Mr. R. G. Hood, Mr. Em. 

Ohlen. 



VI. EASTERN ASSOCIATION, NOVA SCOTIA. 



Kingsport, 
Economy, 
Maitland, 



ASSOCIATE CHURCHES. 

Maitland South, 
Lower Selmah, 
Noel, 



Margaree, C. B. 
Manchester. 



38 



CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



LIST OF CHAIRMEN. 
CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC. 



*Rev. William Clarke, 1854. 

" William F. Clarke, 1855. 

" " E. J. Sherrill, 1856. 

* " Edward Ebbs, 1857. 

" Francis H. Marling, D.D., 1858. 

' " Henry Wilkes, D.D., 1859. 

"• " Adam Lillie, D. D., 1860. 

* " Joseph Elliot, 1861. 

* " Ammi J. Parker, 1862. 

* " William Hay, 1863. 

" Thomas M. Reikie, 1864. 

* " Archibald Duff, D.D., 1865 
" " William H. All worth, 1866. 

* " John Climie, 1867. 

" Robert Robinson, 1868. 

" Henry Powis, 1869. 

" John Wood, 1870. 

* " George Cornish, LL.D., 1871. 
" Kenneth M. Fenwick, 1872. 
" Enoch Barker, 1873. 

" Joseph Unsworth, 1874. 

" Charles Chapman, M.A., 1875- 

" Daniel Macallum, 1876. 

" J. A. R. Dickson, D.D., 1877. 



Rev. Robert K. Black, 1878. 
" " John F. Stevenson, D.D., 1879. 
" 1880. 
" Samuel N. Jackson, M.D., 1881. 
George Hague, Esq., 1882. 
Rev. Charles Duff, M.A., 1883. 

* " John G. Sanderson, 1884. 

* " John Burton, B.D., 1885, 

" Duncan McGregor, M.A., 1886. 

" H. D. Hunter, M.A., 1887. 

" John Morton, 1888. 

" Joseph Wild, D.D., 1889. 

" Wm. Cuthbertson, B.A., 1890. 

" Hugh Pedley, B.A., 1891. 

" Arch. F. McGregor, B.A , 1892. 

" Edward M. Hill, M.A., 1893. 

" W. Henry Warriner, D.D., 1894. 

" James R. Black, 1895. 
Seth P. Leet, Esq., 1896. 
Rev. John I. Hindley, Ph.D., 1897. 

" William Macintosh, 1898. 

" James W. Pedley, 1899. 
Edmund Yeigh, Esq., 1900. 



* Deceased. 



THEOLOGICAL COLLEGES. 



39 



CONGREGATIONAL THEOLOGICAL COLLEGES. 



I. BRITISH. 

Name. Place Course. Profs. Stud's. 

1 Congregational College of 

Canada Montreal, Quebec 1839 5 years 

2 New College London, England 1696 5 " 

3. Western College Plymouth, " 1752 6 " 

4. Cheshunt College Cheshunt, " 1768 4 " 

5. YorkshireUnited Independ- 

ent College Bradford, " 1756 6 " 

6. Hackney College Hackney, " 1803 5 " 

7. Lancashire College Manchester, " 1816 6 " 

8. Mansfield College Oxford, " 1886 3 " 

9. Congregational Institute. .. Nottingham, " 1861 4 " 

10. Presby. and Cong. College. Carmarthen, Wales ... 1719 4 " 

11. Memorial College Brecon, " . .1755 4 " 

12. Independent College Bala-Bangor, " ...1842 4 " 

13. Theological College Edinburgh, Scotland. .1811 5 " 

14. Victoria College Melbourne, Australia.. 1861 5 " 

15. Camden College. .. , Sydney, " ..1864 4 " 

16. Cong Coll. of S. Australia. Adelaide, " ...1890 4 " 

There are also collegiate institutes in India, Madagascar, South Sea Islands 
and South Africa, for the training of about 300 native pastors and evangelists, 
conducted by agents of the London Missionary Society, which are not given 
above. 

II. UNITED STATES. 

In the United States there are twenty-six Congregational universities and 
colleges. There are eleven tlieological seminaries, seven of which are independ- 
ent, and four are auxilary to other institutions. There are, besides, forty-three 
theological schools in foreign countries connected with the American Board; 
nine Congregational colleges in the South and W^est, aided by the Congregational 
Education Society ; aud in the South, eight chartered institutions, conducted by 
the American Missionary Association, whicii are not given below. 

Founded. Course. Profs, Stitd'a. 



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Andover Seminary Andover, Mass 1808 

Bangor Seminary Bangor, Me. . . 1816 

Chicago Seminary Chicago, 111 1858 

Hartford Seminary Hartford, Conn 1834 

Oberlin Seminary Oberlin, Ohio 1835 

Pacific Seminary Berkeley, Cal 1869 

Divinity School ( Yale) New Haven, Conn 1822 



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40 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



CONGREGATIONAL RECORD FOR CANADA. 



JULY I, 1898, TO JULY I, 1899. 



I. ORDINATIONS, INSTALLATIONS, ETC. 

Rev. H. F. Thomas, recognition as pastor Olivet Church, Toronto, October^ 1898. 

Rev. W. T. Gunn began work at Embro, Ont., October 27th, 1898. 

Rev. Geo. A. Mackenzie, installed at Stratford, Ont.. Dec 13th, 1898. 

Rev. A. Margrett began work at Forest, Ont., 1st Jan., 1899. 

Rev. H. E. Mason, installed at Georgetown, Ont., Feb. 27th, 1899. 

Rev. W. S. Pritchard, installed at Granby, Que., March, 1899. 

Rev. A. B. Ross, Keswick Ridge, N.B., ordained by Council at Montreal, 5th 

May, 1899. 
Rev. John A. Mair, ordained at Howick, Ont., June, 1899. 
Rev. W. M. Baker began work at Woodstock, Ont., April 6th, 1899. 

II. RESIGNATIONS, ETC. 

Rev. Dr. Hindley, resigned Forest, Ont., July, 1898. 

Rev. Dr. Warriner, resigned Z ion Church, Montreal, Sept., 1898. 

Rev. C. T. Carr, resigned Stratford, Ont., Oct. 1st, 1898. 

Rev. A. F. McGregor, resigned Woodstock, Ont., Sept. 1898. 

Rev. S. Sykes, resigned Keswick Ridge, N.B., Oct. 1898. 

Rev. H. E. Mason, resigned Wingham, Oct. 1898. 

Rev. W. J. Minchin, resigned St. John, N.B., 20th Nov., 1898. 

Rev. W. H. Watson, Immanuel Church, Hamilton, Ont., resignation accepted, 

4th Nov., 1898. 
Rev. T. H. Rogers, resigned Georgetown, Ont., Nov. 1898. 
Rev. C. A. Wookey, resigned Zion Church, Toronto, Dec. 1898. 
Rev. A. Braine, resigned Milton, N.S., March, 1899. 
Rev. A. M. Lennox, resigned Barrie, Ont., March, 1899. 
Rev. J. D. McEwen, resigned Stouffville, Ont., March, 1899. 
Rev. J. H. Barnett, resigned Bowmanville, Ont., March 16th, 1899. 

III. MISCELLANEOUS. 

Congregational Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, met July 5th, 1898, 
at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. 



CONGREGATIONAL RECORD. 41 

Congregational College, Montreal, opened session, Sept. 25th, 1898. 

Toronto District Association met at Stouflfville, Ont., Oct. 25th, 1898, and at 

Toronto, April 18th, 1899. 
Western Association met at Garafraxa, Ont., Oct. 19th, 1898 ; and at London, 

Ont., April 11th, 1899. 
"Jubilee " of Paris Church, Ont., Nov. 23rd, 1898. 
Quebec Association met at Westmount, Montreal, April llth, 1899. 
Annual Meeting, " Woman's Board of Missions," Ottawa, June 14th, 15th, 1899. 
Degree of " D.D. " from McGill University, Montreal, to Rev. Prof. Warriner, 

April, 1899. 
Congregational Union, Ontario and Quebec, Brantford, Ont., June 7-12th, 1899. 
"Jubilee " of Bond St. Church, Toronto, " 1849-1899," March 26-29th, 1899. 

OBITUARY. 

Mrs. Joseph R. Cosby, Chebogue, N.S., died June 14th, 1898 ; aged 69 years. 

Mr. Donald Coghill, Woodstock, Ont., died July, 1898 ; aged 81 years. 

Mrs. Jane Charlotte Budd, at Guelph, Ont., died July, 1898 ; aged 70 years. 

Rev. William Wetherald, at one time, for several years, pastor of the Taber- 
nacle Church, in St. Catharines, Ont. ; a man greatly beloved, and 
greatly regretted. A native of England, and for a series of years head of 
a private academy for young men at Rockwood, Ont. He died in Eng- 
land, whither he had gone on a visit, 21st August, 1898 ; aged 78 years. 

Mrs. John Brockbank, Paris, Ont., died 29th Sept., 1898. 

Rev. Jacob Whitman, at Overton, N.S., on 2nd Oct., 1898 ; aged 85 years. 
Mr. Whitman was one of the veterans of Congregationalism in the Pro- 
vinces by the Sea, " Instead of the fathers shall be the children," and 
to those at present on the field, the present work falls to be performed. 

Mr. John M. Climie, Listowel, Ont., died in October, 1898. A stalwart man, 
both bodily and spiritually, and the writer of these lines — who knew both 
the mother and grandmother of Mr. Climie, (like the Eunice and Lois of 
II. Tim. 1 : 5,) knows that he had, so to speak, independency bred in his 
bones ! In his business, in his life, he was just and fearless. He died in 
peace, in October, 1898 ; aged 65 years. 

Mr. Alexander Russell, a leading member of the Church, Churchill, Ont., died 
8th November, 1898. 

Mr. Charles E. Moore, of Hamilton, died at Ottawa, in December, 1898. 

Mr. Charles SuUens, Toronto, died 21st Dec, 1898 ; aged 55 years. 

Rev. Alexander McGregor, for a number of years pastor of a Congregational 
Church in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, died there on 24th Dec, 1898. Mr. 
McGregor was the son of a missionary pastor among us ; and three more 
of his brothers were preachers. He is best remembered in Canada, as. 



42 CONGKEGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

for a number of years, pastor of the Congregational Church in Brockville, 
Ont. He was a man of high principles, pure life, and lofty endeavors ; 
and stood deservedly high in the estimation of the newer friends he had 
made in New England. Our Home Missionary Superiutendent, llev. A. 
F. McGregor, is his youngest brother. 

Mrs. David Beath, Edgar, Ont., died in January, 1893, aged 45 years. 

Mr. Peter Genie, Belwood, Ont., died 24th Feb., 1893 ; one of the 21 original 
members of the church, and an honored deacon. 

Mr. William C. Ashdown, Toronto, died 21st Feb , 1899, aged 75. Mr. Ash- 
down was born in England, and came to Canada at the age of 16. He 
grew up on a farm near Pine Grove, Ont., and he became a deacon in that 
church in 1846. Later, Mr. Ashdown was employe I (till 1893,) in the 
Post-Office service in Toronto ; and till the time of his death, a deacon of 
Zion Church ; and had served as Supt. of the 8. S. for 24 years. One son 
is in the ministry among us, and a daughter is the wife of our missionary 
superintendent. Two other sons and one daughter survive him. 

Mrs. Peter Campbell, of Listowel, Ont., died in Toronto, '27th Feb., 1899. 

Mrs. Peter Vankleek, of Hawkesbury, Ont., died, full of hospitality and love, 
and honor, at the great age of 94 years, on the 5th of March, 1899. " The 
memory of the just is blessed." 

Mrs. Jane Bradley Jackson, South Maitland, N.S. , died in March, 1899 ; aged 
74 years. 

Mrs. John R. Barber, a noble and benefice at member of the church in George- 
town, Ont., died in March, 1899. 

Mr. George E. Thomas, Toronto, died 22Qd March, 1899. Active in Zion 
Church, then one of the founders of the " Northern Church," and a 
deacon there ; for some years Bursar of the Guelph Agricultural College ; 
and more latterly " Assistant Queen's Printer " in Toronto, Mr. Thomas 
was well known as a sterling Christian man of business. One of his 
specialties was caring for the waifs taken from the streets. " Inasmuch 
as ye did it to one of the least of these." 

Rev. Einion C. Evans, D.D., Montreal, pastor of Emmanuel Church, died there 
after an illness of nearly four months, on 27th March, 1899 ; aged 51 years. 
He was a native of South Wales ; and was godly from his youth, pro- 
fessing Christ at the age of 11. When 22, he came to America, and soon 
began preaching. After several turns at teaching and studying, he went 
through the ordinary College course at Middlebury, \ermont; and was 
ordained pastor at Norwood, N. Y. He successively labored at Brainerd, 
St. Paul and Springfield, in the Western States ; and became pastor of 
Emmanuel Church, Montreal, about three years ago. Dr. Evans was only 
becoming well known among the brethren, and esteemed for his work, 
learning and noble character, when he was called away. He leaves a 
widow, one son and three daughters. 

Mrs. Charlotte Jordan, St. John, N.B., died 21st March, 1899 ; aged 84 years. 
Mrs. Francis Bell, Forest, Ont., died in April, 1899. 



EDITORIAL. 



43 




THE UNION MEETINGS, 1899. 

[editorial] 

'HE forty-sixth Annual [Meeting of the Union 

of Ontario and Quebec, was held this year 

in the rising and prettily-situated city of 

Brantford, situated on the Grand River, 

fifty miles from its mouth at Lake Erie. A most 

lovely and rich agricultural country surrounds 

it — none better in the Dominion : and the city 

itself wears an aspect of thrift and industry. 

The Congregational Church, where the meet- 
ings were held, faces Victoria Park— beautiful 
in itself — and with its exceedingly tapering and 
graceful spire, and its tidy and tasteful interior, was a fitting 
place for such a gathering. 

chairman's address. 

Those who expected something original and striking in 
the " Chairman's Address," were not disappointed. Rev. James 
W. Pedley is one of our younger ministers, full of life and 
energy : and his theme of address was " The Minister's Burden " 
The vocation of a minister was of an exacting character. Not 
merely, as with many others, "getting a living," but to live and 
translate into action the teachings and doctrine of Christ. His 
burdens were intellectual, parochial and social. Times have 
changed ; views have become modified ; and the wise man will 
adjust himself to the new conditions. And we must prove to 
men that Science has not banished God from the universe ; and 
that by the aid of Science we understand God better than ever 
before. The question is, " who was Jesus ? " and this must be 
answered in a way that will satisfy. The cross still stands 
supreme. 

QUADRENNIAL COUNCIL 

The Congregational Union of Nova Scotia and New Bruns- 
wick has been moving in the direction of having a " Council " 
representing the whole Dominion, meet every third or fourth 



44 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

year, to confer together. Some difficulties are in the way ; 
especially that of the long distance for delegates to travel, and 
the expenses ; though if held in July or August these would be 
less ; but the committee appointed on the second day at Brant- 
ford, to confer with the Eastern brethren, will have the chance 
of discussing all the pros and con^i of the proposal — which 
seemed to find much favor in the Ontario and Quebec Union. 

ELECTION or CHAIRMAN. 

" Who is up ? Who are you going to vote for ? " was heard 
whispered all round. " Oh, some of us are thinking of putting 
in a layman this year!" and so it came to pass; and Mr. 
Edmund Yeigh, of Bond Street Church, Toronto, on the staff of 
the Globe newspaper, was elected on the second ballot — the 
rules requiring a majority of all the votes cast ; which was not 
the case of any one on the first ballot This follows the prece- 
dent of 1881, and 1895, and is the third time a layman has been 
elected. The fact is, the Union and the churches are so demo- 
cratic, and such a perfect equality felt and practised, that we 
only use the term laym,an as a quotation : it describes a man 
who is not a preacher by profession ; but is in nowise inferior 
in status or rights to those who are. Mr. Yeigh will make a 
good presiding officer. 

HOME AND FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

It was agreed on all hands, that to keep up the interest of 
the body in the Home Missions — that is among the weaker and 
less progressive churches — more frequent " Reports " must be 
had from them, not less than once a quarter. The only strange 
thing is, that such a special rule should be found necessary. 
Both for the sake of their churches and for the sake of the body 
as a whole, these aided churches and pastors must report them- 
selves ! 

The foreign work in Africa was reported progressing. 
Mrs. Currie and Miss Melville, from Chisamba, W. Africa, were 
present throughout the Union ; and had some opportunities of 
speaking of their work. Dr. Massie and Mr. Moffat are both 
going out : the latter a Mechanical Instructor for the natives. 
A motor, driven by water-power, will crusli their grain, and 
supply light to the station, as soon as Mr. Moffat can arrange 



EDITORIAL. 45 

them. The savino^ thus effected in the matter of " coal oil " can 
be imagjined, when it was stated that every 05 pounds weight, 
costs $5 in goods to bring it from the coast ! The Gospel is 
spreading into surrounding districts and tribes. 

THE COLLEGE. 

The class consists of 1 5 young men. The Principal, Dr. 
George, was in England, in the interest of the college in Mon- 
treal. Rev. Prof. Warriner had received the degrees of " D.D." 
from McGill University, Montreal. A new chair was to be estab- 
lished : that of the English Bible. The scheme launched last year, 
of increasing the endowment of the College (from between thirty 
and forty thousand) to one hundred thousand dollars, was still 
actively in progress An excellent plan was, to encourage peo- 
ple — say elderly people, who expected to pay the principal out 
of their wills, and others who needed time — to name a consider- 
able sum as a gift ; to be paid at their own time : and in the 
meantime to pay five per cent, interest annually on the amount. 
It was reported that two-thirds of the additional endowment 
was promised. In view of the effort to make the endowment of 
the College in Montreal $100,000 tliis year and next, any further 
" Twentieth Century Fund '" was not thought advisable. Our 
friends who feel otherwise, can do much to fulfil their own 
wishes, by helping the College Endowment, or strengthening 
the Missionary Societies and the Provident Fund. The latter 
has been somewhat neglected. 

NEXT UNION. 

Emmanuel Church Montreal, cordially invited the Union 
for next year. The former pleasant recollections of the breth- 
ren, in connection with the hospitalities of Emmanuel Church, 
rendered it easy for the proposition to carry a very unanimous 
and enthusiastic vote in its favor. 

THE YOUNG. 

"The Young to the Young ! " was the idea of the pro- 
gramme, at the Union. Pritchard, and Unsworth, and Hindley, 
and Hopkin, and others, spoke wisely and well on the varied 
aspects of pastoral, fraternal and social work among tlie young 



46 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

people. And the meeting in the S. S. interest, presided over by 
Mr. Leet, was refreshing and informing. 

OUR PUBLICATIONS. 

The Year Book was reported as going steadily on, occupy- 
ing a useful place, and exactly " pajnng its way," and no more. 
Mr. Gerrie intimated his intention of laying down the editorship 
of the Congregationalist (w eekly, Toronto ) The weekly had 
greatly improved in appearance and interest ; and only now 
needed to find its way into more families, to be all its friends 
wished. The Publishing Board made, a few days after, satisfac- 
tory arrangements for temporary editorship ; pending a perma- 
nent settlement. 

RECREATION. 

Saturday afternoon was for rest, and to see the city and its 
surroundings. Following a pleasant custom among us, Brant- 
ford has its pet name — " The Telephone City ; " for it was here 
that Prof. Graham Bell, then a Scottish resident of Brantford 
with his honored father, first got the telephone into practical 
working order: and the first wire that ever carried a telephone 
message was strung from Mount Pleasant to Brantford ! 

ON SUNDAY. 

Eev. Morgan Wood, of Bond St. Church, Toronto, preached 
the morning sermon to the Union. The church was overflowing. 
Rev. Dr. Richardson, of Kingston, preached in the evening. 
Both sermons were worthy of the men, and of the occasion. 

ON MONDAY. 

■ Resolutions were passed recommending the " Home Study' 
movement in the S. S.; and in favor of " Provincial Prohibition ' 
of the manufacture or sale of drink ; and strong words were 
well received in favor of the Lord's Day Alliance, and against 
Sunday newspapers. On the the whole the Union of 1899 
marks progress ; and ministers and delegates (a number of the 
latter women) returned heartened to their homes. 



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Rev. M. S. Gray, Laurel, Ont. 



Canada Congregational Missionary Society. 



Officers and Committees for 1899-1900. 



President. 



CHARLES CUSHINa, B C L., 



Moutreal, Que. 



Secretary aad Superinteadent. 
REV. A. F. McGregor, B.A., . Toronto, Out (16 Gloucester St.) 



REV. THOMAS HALL, 



Honorary Secretary. 



Melbourne, Que. 



CHARLES R. BLACK, 



Treasurer. 

Montreal, Que. (Bank of Toronto Chambers. 



Executive Committee. 

REV. C. E. BOLTON, 

HENRY O'HARA, 

REV. WM. Macintosh, .... 

REV. F. J. DAY, B.D., .... 

REV^. J. W. COX, 

REV. E. E. BRAITHWAITE, B.D., . 

REV. DR. GEORGE, 



West 67^1 Association. 

Toronto 

Easterji 

Quebec 

2i^ova Scotia 

New Brunswick. 



General 

REV. W. S. PRITCHARD, B.A., 
" A. W. MAIN, 
" W. H. WARRINER, D.D., 

" D. c. Macintosh. 

" MORGAN WOOD, M.A., 

" T. B. HYDE. 

" H. S BE AVIS, D.D., 

•' W. J. HINDLEY, 

" J. W. PEDLEY, B A., 

" J. T. DALEY, B A., 



Committee. 

REV. W. H. CLARIS, 

" JOHN WOOD, 
S P. LEET, Es(i , 
R. J. McKELVIE, Esq., 
G. R. COPPING, Esq., 
J. C COPP, Esq., 
GEORGE PIM, Esq., 
R. Y. BLYTH, Esq., 
H. COX, EbQ , 
F EVANS, Esq. 



Auditors 
B. B. STEVENSON, E.«q. A. McA. MOFFAT, E.sq. 

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48 CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 



NOTICE. 



It is becoming more than ever a practice among Christian 
people to recognize the Lord's portion in their Last Wills and 
Testaments, whereby, though they be dead, they speak and act 
in the furtherance of Missionary, Educational, and Benevolent 
objects. American Congregationalists are among the most wise 
and generous in this way, and have left legacies of blessings for 
succeeding generations. Among the members of our Congrega- 
tional churches in Canada, there have also been those who have 
followed a likewise generous course. • 

For the guidance of those who may desire to make like 
bequests, the following legal form is subjoined. The amount 
bequeathed may be devoted specially to the Church Extension 
and Building Fund, in which case the income would only he 
used, or may be given for the general purposes of the Society. 



FORM FOR A BEQUEST. 

I give and bequeath to the Canada Congregational Mission- 
ary Society, incorporated by the Parliament of the Dominion of 

Canada, A.D. 1885, the sum of out of my 

estate, to be paid without any charge 

or deduction whatever ; and I direct that the receipt of the 
Secretary and Treasurer of the Society shall constitute and be 
a sufficient discharge thereof. 



CONSTITUTION. 49 



CONSTITUTION, 



ARTICLE I. — NAME. 



This Corporation shall be called "The Canada Congregational Mis- 
sionary Society," and shall conduct its operations within the limits of the 
Dominion of Canada. 



ARTICLE II. — OBJECTS. 

The objects of the Society shall be as set forth in the Act of Incorpora- 
tion, namely, to plant and to foster Congregational churches in suitable 
localities ; to aid churches in sustaining their pastors where required. 

ARTICLE III. — MEMBERSHIP. 

All persons being members or adherents of Congregational churches, paying 
two dollars annually into the funds of the Society, shall be members, and those 
who Hubscribe at one time twenty dollars or more, shall be life members. Churches 
subscribing annually ten dollars or more, may be represented at the annual 
meeting of the Society by one delegate, and churches subscribing fifty dollars 
or more may be represented by two delegates. Each Auxiliary branch con- 
tributing annually to the funds of the Society ten dollars or more, may be 
represented by one delegate. The above mentioned subscribers and delegates 
shall constitute the membership of the Corporation. 

ARTICLE IV. — OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES. 

The officers of the Society shall be a President, a Recretarj', a Treasurer, a 
Superintendent and two Auditors. The Standing Committees shall be a General 
Committee and an Executive Committee. These ofiScers and committees shall 
be appointed at the annual meeting of the Society, and shall all be members 
of the Corporation. The General Committee shall consist of the President, 
Secretary, Treasurer, Superintendent, and not '^ore than twenty-five members. 
The Executive Committee shall be composed of the President, the Secretary, 
the Treasurer, the Superinteadent, the Honorary Secretary, and one member 
from each District Association within the bounds of the operations of the Society, 
who may be nominated by the Association. 

ARTICLE V. — DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES. 

The President shall preside at all meetings of the Society and its Commit- 
tees, when practicable, and shall seek to promote the general interest of the 
Society's work. 

The Secretary shall have charge of the books and correspondence of the 
Society, shall call the meetings of the Society and its Committees, and shall 
exhibit the records of the proceedings at each meeting. 

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50 CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

The Treasurer shall have charge of the funds of the Society, disbursing 
them as directed by the General or Executive Committee, and shall present 
annually a full account of all receipts and disbursements. 

The Superintendent shall be under the direction of the Executive Com- 
mittee, to whom he shall report quarterly, visit the churches of the Congrega- 
tional order within the bounds of the Society's operations with a view of 
deepening their interest in its work, and of securing liberal contributions for 
the Society, and shall explore new mission fields, secure missionaries for vacant 
churches, and have a general oversight of the interests and work of the Sjciety. 

The Auditors shall examine the accounts of the Society when required, and 
make an annual audit of the Treasurer's books previous to the annual meeting 
of the Society. 

The General Committee shall exercise all the corporate powers of the 
Society, have charge of annual mission grants made to the churches, examine, 
employ and direct all the missionaries of the Society, and have a general super- 
vision of its aff lirs. They shall present a report of the work of the Society at 
each of its annual meetings. 

The Executive (Jommittee shall have full charge and power for the admin- 
istration of the affairs of the Society during the interval between the annual 
meetings of the General Committee ; shall receive all applications from churches 
for aid from the Society, and report thereon to the General Committee, to whom 
they shall also make an annual report of their proceedings. 

ARTICLE VI. — MEETINGS. 

The Corporation shall meet annually on the first Wednesday after the first 
Sunday in June, at the place where the Congregitioaal Union of Ontario and 
Quebec assembles. A public annual missionary meeting shall be held on the 
evening of the next day. Special meetings for the despatch of special business 
may be called by the Executive Committee at such time and place as may be 
deemed desirable, provided that a month's notice be given thereof. The Gen- 
eral Committee shall hold their meeting at the same time and place as the 
Corporation, at the call of the Secretary ; and the Executive Committee shall 
hold their quarterly meeting at the time and place it may be agreed upon. 

ARTICLE VII. — CHURCH EXTENSION AND BUILDING FUND. 

All sums of money specially collected, given or bequeathed for the purpose, 
together with the proceeds received from the sale of disused church property, 
shall form a Church Extension and Building Fund, which shall be invested by 
the Corporation, who may apply the income thereof, by the General or the 
Executive Committee, by the way of loans, or otherwise, for the organization of 
churches in new fields, and for the erection or enlargement of places of worship 
where they may be required. 

ARTICLE VIII. — AUXILIARY SOCIETIES. 

Auxiliary branches of this Society may be formed in churches and localities, 
to co-operate in the work of the Society. Each branch shall, at least one month 
previous to the annual meeting of the Society, make an annual report to the 
Secretary, and send to the Treasurer all funds collected on its behalf. 



CONSTITUTION. 51 



ARTICLE IX. — MISSIONARIES. 

Each missionary in the employment of this (Society must be a regularly 
acci'edited member of a Congregational church, and shall endeavor faithfully 
to promote all the interests of the Congregational denomination in Canada. 
He shall send to the Secretary a quarterly statement of his work, and furnish 
such statistical returns as may be called for. 

ARTICLE X. — MISSIONS. 

Each church requiring a missionary grant by the General Committee, must 
make application therefor through the Secretary, at least one month previous to 
the annual meeting of the Society, according to the printed forms provided, in 
which a certificate to the effect that all previous pledgea of support to its pastor 
have been fulfilled, shall be inserted. Churches aided by this Society are 
required to make an annual collection for the funds, and to keep their property 
sufficiently insured ; and such churches acquiring property, shall have inserted 
in the Trust Deed a clause providing that in case the church shall at any time 
be disbanded or cease to exist, the property shall revert to the Society. 

ARTICLE XI. — RECEIVING AND DISMISSING PASTORS. 

Churches aided by this Society are required, as far as practicable, in the 
settlement and dismissal of pastors, to carry out the recommendations passed 
by the Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec, in 1876, in relation to 
Councils. In cases where this is impracticable, the sanction of the Executive 
Committee must be obtained before a settlement or dismissal of a pastor is 
consummated. 

ARTICLE XII. — CONVEYING PROPERTY. 

The President, Treasurer and Secretary, or any two of them, shall be the 
dul}' authorized persons on behalf of the Corporation to convey real estate, and 
to discharge mortgages ; and the Treasurer shall be the duly authorized person, 
on behalf of the Corporation, to accept conveyances of real estate, and to receive 
mortgages. The Treasurer shall affix the Corporation seal to all documents 
which may require it. 

(Amendment adopted at Annual Meetinrj, June 8th, 189S. ) 

That all conveyances of real estate and discharges of mortgages, signed by 

the President and Treasurer on behalf of the Society, up to this date be, and 

are, hereby ratified and confirmed. 

ARTICLE XIII.— AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION. 

This Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of two-thirds of the 
members present at any annual meeting of the Society, one day's notice having 
previously been given of the proposed amendment, in writing. 



52 CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 



MEETING OF CORPORATION. 



The annual meeting of the Canada Congregational Mission- 
ary Society was held in the Congregational Church, Brantford, 
Ont., at 11 o'clock on Wednesday morning, June 7th, 1899, with 
Mr. Charles Cushing, President, in the chair. 

Rev. John Morton offered prayer. 

Rev. Frank J. Day, of Sherbrooke, was appointed Minute 
Secretary. 

The Superintendent, Rev. A. F. McGregor, read the Annual 
Report and the report of his own tour among the churches. 

The Financial Statement was read by the Treasurer, Mr. 
Charles R. Black. 

On motion of Mr. H O'Hara and Rev. J. McKillican, these 
reports were received and adopted. 

The following officers were then elected : — 

President, Mr. Charles Cushing, B.C.Ii. ; Secretary and 
Superintendent, Rev. A. F. McGregor, B.A. ; Honorary Secre- 
tary, Rev. Thomas Hall ; Treasurer Mr. Charles R. Black. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Rev. C. E. Bolton, Western Association ; Mr. H. O'Hara, 
Toronto Association ; Rev. William Macintosh, Eastern Associa- 
tion ; Rev. F. J. Day, B.A., Quebec Association ; Rev. J. W. Cox, 
Nova Scotia ; Rev. E. E. Braithwaite, B.D., Nova Scotia ; Rev. 
Dr. George, New Brunswick. 

GENERAL COMMITTEE. 

Rev. W. S. Pritchard, B.A., Rev. A. W. Main, Rev. W. H. 
Warriner, D.D., Rev. D. C. Macintosh, Rev. Morgan Wood, M.A.. 
Rev. T. B. Hyde, Rev. H. S. Beavis, D.D., Rev. W. J. Hindley, 
Rev. J. W. Pedley, B.A., Rev. J. T. Daley, B.A., Rev. W. H. 
Claris, Rev. John Wood, and Messrs. S. P. Leet, R. J. McKelvie, 
G. R. Copping, J. C. Copp, George Pirn, R. Y. Blyth, H. Cox, 
F. Evans. 



MINUTES. 53 

The meeting then adjourned, to meet again the following 
morning. 

The adjourned meeting was held on Thursday morning, 
June 9th. Rev. D. Richardson offered prayer. 

The Superintendent read extracts from the reports from 
Mission Churches. 

It was then moved by Rev. William Macintosh, seconded by 
Rev. Thomas Hall, and resolved, — 

"That as it is desirable that the work done in the missionary churches 
should be known by as many as possible, in order to an increase of interest and 
practical sympathy, and as the Executive Committee have recommended at their 
last meetiag that quarterly reports be made to the Executive by all Missionary 
pastors, this meeting concurs in the recommendation, and advises that the neces- 
sary steps be forthwith taken to give effect to this recommendation." 

On motion of Messrs. Black and Copp, a vote of thanks 
was passed to the Auditors, Messrs. A. McA. Murphy and B. B. 
Stevenson, and they were re-appointed. 

It was resolved that greetings be sent to the Woman's 
Board meeting at Ottawa, through Rev. William Macintosh. 

The meeting then adjourned. 

Frank J. Day, 

Minute Secretary. 




54 CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCILTY. 



FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CANADA 
CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 



Periodically a wave of pastoral unsettleraent rolls over the 
Churches from end to end of our land, involving the attention 
of the Executive of this Society, and not seldom causing them 
considerable anxiety. The year covered by this I'eport began 
with relatively a large number of Churches without Pastors, and 
closed with few unsupplied, although in a number of cases the 
supply is by student labor for the summer. If good Pastors 
would but believe in the grace of continuance, and stay longer 
in one place, and if the Churches would but co-operate toward 
this end, there would be a distinct gain to all concerned. When 
things go not as we would, when there is not an experience of 
unbroken outward success, circumstances can still be ma.stered. 
and the Apostolic triumph can be reached, " We faint not." May 
the present year record a mnre " steadfast perseverance through 
light and shadow to the end." 

The Missionary Superintendency agieed on at the Annual 
Meeting last June began on the 17th of October. Notwith- 
standing earnest and repeated calls from the Churches in Mani- 
toba and British Columbia, and also from the Churches of the 
Maritime Provinces it was deemed best by the Executive that 
the Superintendent should first devote himself to the work in 
the Provinces of Ontaiio and Quebec. This has been done : with 
what results the Churches visited are best able to tell. The 
Superintendent's Report will be found appended to this one. 
It is beyond question that we ought to be found in various 
places in the far West, helping to take and keep the newer 
populations for the service of our Master, Christ. Prompt 
action is called for when all is in the glow, and should be beaten 
into shape while it is malleable. For those who depend more 
upon a common sense interpretation of Bible, law and precedents 
rather than on ecclesiastical lore and sacerdotalism, the present 
conditions in the new and growing Canada certainly present a 
splendid opportunity. To the front then, let Congregational ists 



FORTY -SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT. 55 

go, believing that there is a work for them there to do, a truth 
to witness for, and a pure triumph to be won. 

It is with a feeling of great sadness that we record the loss 
by death of a faithful servant of this Societj^ the Rev. Dr. 
Evans, of Emmanuel Church, Montreal. Since his coming 
among us he took an intelligent and earnest interest in all the 
operations of the Society, and has left to our ministry a rare 
example of conscientious and diligent devotion to the work of 
our denomination. 

In the person of Rev. Dr. George, our Society, as well as 
the College, has found an able and enthusiastic workman. In 
Committee and out of it his judgment and services have been 
most valuable to the Society. It is with great pleasure that we 
have observed the hearty reception accorded him by the friends 
of tlie Colonial Missionary Society in London, England, as he 
stood on the platform of the May meetings to represent 
our cause and to present the great needs of the work in the 
West. In this connection it is but just to mention that the 
Colonial Society has cordially co-operated with our Society in 
making the work in Vancouver and in Victoria a success. They 
have given not only a liandsome grant of money to our Soi-iety, 
to be applied to the work in these strategic centres, but also 
good men for Pastors of the Churches there, viz., Rev. J. H, 
Bainton, M.A, for Vancouver, and the Rev. Fred. A. Payne, 
B.A., for Victoria. May active sympathies like these ring the 
Empire round, and knit motherland and daughterland in true 
and sacred bonds. 

With our friends also in the United States we desire to be 
brought as close together as it is possible in the present circum- 
stances. Without political annexation or even Denominationfil 
annexation we can cultivate, and indeed ought to cultivate, to 
the utmost the good- will that exists and i.s developing between 
two sections of a race whose very genius is one In response to 
an expression of such sentiments, tlie Secretary of the Congrega- 
tional Home Missionary Society of the United States, Rev. 
Joseph B. Clark, has written to the Secretary of this Society 
under date of May 27th, in the following terms, " We share with 
you in the desire for a closer connection, if not an organic union, 
between our two Societies. The occasion of the International 
Council at Boston next Fall will certainly be very favorable for 
tlie promotion of this interest. I would suggest that then and 



56 GONGREGAT[ONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

there we get together and talk things over informally, and that 
mutual arrangements be made, as I think they may be made, for 
delegates to attend our Annual Meetings, if not eveiy year, at 
lea->t on triennial occasions." " Behold how good and how 
pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together kindly." 

Happy settlements, we believe have been effected in our 
Missionary Churches during the year. In Stratford, Rev. George 
A. Mackenzie, an able preachi>r and organizer, has won for him- 
self and the Church in Stratford a most worthy place Rev. M. 
A. Shaver and his loyal people in Cobourg have done great 
things where many thought there was no hope for our cause. 
Hamilton, Imuianuel, has found in Rev. Geo. Extence a happy 
and efficient workman, and the work there is growing wonder- 
fully well. Sarnia Church, from which it was commimly 
believed the last hope had departed, has with this springtime 
come to life again, and with Student Wm. Munro in charge for 
the summer, and Mr. D. D. Hambly, B.A, B.D., to take perma- 
nent charge in September, will, we have good reason to believe, 
enter on a transformed life in a town that is in need of witnessing 
forces for Christ. 

Mr. John Mair has been for five months at work in Howick, 
and cheering leports come to us concerning his labors there. 
The old Church on the 12th line has been re-opened and new 
possibilities have thus been opened to the workers. 

The work in Wingham and Turnberry has been for the last 
six months taken up by Rev. John W. Gotfin, who has with 
diligence and success applied himself to the task of holding 
things together in town and country. 

Nearly all the students are engaged this summer in fields 
under the direction of this Society. Mr. Wallace Johnston has 
received and accepted a call to settle as Pastor of our Church in 
Franklin Centre, aed has met with much encouragement since 
going there. 

Mr. A. B. Ross has been chosen as Pastor of the Church in 
Keswick R.dge, New Brunswick, and finds a good field for work 
there. Mr. E. C. Woodley, one of our most successf id students, 
has been appointed to the work in Turnerville, near Ayers Flat 
district. Mr. A. E. Harding has taken up the work in Bowman- 
ville. Mr. Schraii: is at work in Calvary Church, Kingston, and 
Mr. A. Secord is in charge of Bethel in the same city. Mr. J. 
M. Williams is laboring in Barrie, and Mr. R. B. Blyth continues 
in the self supporting Churches of Maxville and St. Elmo. 



FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT. 57 

The settlements made in Nova Scotia are those of Rev. 
David Cobuin, in Kingsport; Mr. VVm. Harvey, in Economy; 
and Rev. Geo. White in Pleasant River. In each of these places 
progress is reported, particularly in Economy. 

Mention has already been made of the hopeful settlement 
in Victoria, of Rev. F. A. Payne, B.A. 

We are glad to be able to report that arrangements have 
been made with the publishers of The Gongregationalist, where- 
by four special Home Missionary numbers will be issued in 
course of the yea,r, and extra copies supplied for distribution by 
the Society in whatever ways may best serve its interests. 
Those numbers will contain quarterly reports condensed from 
the reports of our Missionary Pastors. We desire again to thank 
the Woman's Board for their continued interest in the work of 
this Society, and for their kind donation of $600 to its funds. 
We recognise also the goodwill of the Students in their Home 
Missionary Society endeavors, and believe that the Churches 
will find in our own Students men who will take pleasure 
in developing a wider, deeper interest in our missionary work. 

We submit extracts from the reports of our Missionary 
Pastors. 




58 CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 



SOME FRUIT CULLED FROM THE REPORTS OF OUR 
MISSIONARY PASTORS. 



(1) Alton, Ont. — Rev. Geo. Extence, pastor. A maiked 
improvement is seen in the finances of the Church. The people 
are believing more in systematic giving. Good congregations 
Sunday evenings, made up largely of young people. Church 
membership, 65. The C. E. S. very helpful in work. In North 
Erin we have 55 church members. (The church is at present 
pastorless, as Mr. Extence has been called to Immanuel Church 
in Hamilton). 

(2) Ayer's Flat, Que. — Rev. C. Moore, pastor. Believe 
that the Christian work carried on in this community and at 
Boynton, the out-station, is done principally by our people. 

The parsonage canvass is going on. Student E. C. Wood- 
ley has come to the work at McConnell's and Bunker Hill — a 
district four or five miles from Ayer's Flat. $400 subscribed 
to date for minister's house. Since the New Year, 10 joined 
the church, three during the first half year, 8 on confession of 
faith, 5 by letter. 

(3) Barrie, Ont. — Rev. A. Lennox, pastor. Congregations 
average 100 to 150. Attendance at Prayer-meeting averages 
65, and indicates Spiritual life and growth. S. S. attendance 
average 79. Twenty-four joined church on profession of faith, 
three by letter Y.P.S.C.E. services are well sustained. (The 
church is supplied for the summer by Student Williams). 

(4) Bowman viLLE, Ont. — Rev. J. H. Barnett, pastor. 
(Report to Dec 2Sth.) Made 100 pastoral calls. Preached on 
College Day a sermon on behalf of the College, pressing its 
claims. Ladies' Auxiliary sent i?12 to Woman's Board. 

(5) Chebogue, N.S. — Rev. D. W. Purdon, pastor. Church 
attendance has kept up to the usual average. Good attendance 
at Communion Services. We keep in touch by means of letters 
with our many members abroad. Of 60 on the roll half are 
away. Pastor's Geological Class maintained through the winter. 
Collection for C. C. M. S. $5 more than last year. 



REPORTS OF MISSIONARY PASTORS. 59 

(6) CoBOURG. — Rev. M. A. Shaver, pastor. (Report from 
Dec. '98, to May '99.) Average at a.m. services, 75 ; at p.m., l75. 
Average at prayer-meeting (Wednesday evening), 35. Seven 
united with the church ; 4 by letter, 3 on profession. Salary 
punctually paid. Pastor's Sunday p m. Bible Class of -iO. 
Helpful Tuesday afternoon meeting of the ladies of the congre- 
gation held, at which the pastor gave a series of Spiritual talks 
on " Heart Culture." Church building about to be thoroughly 
repaired by means of the kind gift of a moneyed lady in town. 

(7) Central Economy, N.S. — Mr. Wm. Harvey in charge. 
Commenced labors January 1st. Gratifying increase of attend- 
ance at Sunday sei vices. S.S. Senior and Junior C. E. S., 
Children's Singing Class and Monthly Missionary meetings by 
the ladies. Have reached out into the back settlements by fort- 
nightly services and organized weekly Sunday Schools at 
Grahainville and Beaver Meadow. Slight increase in contribu- 
tion to Home Missions. Prospects bright for successful work. 

(8) Fitch Bay, Que. — Rev. R. Geo. Watt, pastor. Church 
attendance, average 100 Prayer meeting, 20 to 25. Many 
indications of spiritual growth. Collections for Home Missions 
more than double of last year's. Hope to increase amount next 
year by at least 50 per cent. A Mission Band organized and 
practical work done by them. Salary promptly paid. Treas- 
urer says our finances were never better. 

(9) HowiCK. — Rev. John Goifm in charge till end of last 
year. Mr. John Mair now settled there. Services at the 9th 
well attended. Excellent Y. P. S. C. E. attendance. The work 
in the church on 12th line taken u\\ Good congregations. 
People being stirred up to more work and better giving. 

(10) KiNCAKDiNK. — Rev. John McGuire, pastor. The C. E. 
S. hold the record here for well attended and reverent meetings. 
S. S. has doubled in attendance. Church and parsonage reno- 
vated at a cost of $200, (but money comes in very slowly). 

(11) KiNGSPORT, :N.S.— Rev. David Coburn, pastor. Began 
work 2nd Sunday of November last. Sundaj^ evening attend- 
ance, 80. Slight increase with the coming of pleasant weather. 
Ha\e two v>.S> ; one in Kingsport and one in Medford, each 
averaging 39. 

(12) LiSTOWEL, Ont. — Rev. M. Kelly, pastor. An improved 
Sunday evening attendance. A good Bible Class. Young 



60 CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

People raised $90 for the debt on our building. About $120 all 
round. Put in a new furnace. Salary fully and punctually 
paid. 

(13) Liverpool, N.S. — Rev. Geo. W. Ball, pastor. Large 
number of young men attending Sunday evening services. 
Progress made at Black Point Mission. Hold missionary prayer- 
meetings first Tuesday in month. 

(14) Lower Selmah, Maitland and Noel, N.S. — Rev. J. 
W. Cox, pastor. Conduct two and three prayer-meetings every 
week. An improvement in the finances over last year. Some 
of the young men who have been working in the U. States are 
returning to their old farms and are settling down to permanent 
citizenship. There is an incteased intirest in all denomination 
matters. $83 raised for the C. C. M. S. and $27 for the Foreign 
M. S. 

(15) Milton, M.S. — Rev. A. Braine, pastor. More activity 
manifested in our Home and Foreign Mission work. S. S. has 
improved. Three received into church fellowship. 

(16) Melbourne, Que. — Rev. T. Hall, pastor. Have been 
attending to three congregations at Melbourne ; morning aver- 
age, 100: evening, 125. Preach in Ulverton twice a week, 
average about 80. Teach Adult Bible Class of 30. First 6 
months made 350 pastoral visits. 150 for last 6 months. 
Eleven additions on profession of faith. Indications of spiritual 
giowth encouraging. 

(17) Ottawa, Zion. — Rev. H. J. Horsey, pastor. Average 
at Sunday service, 125. S. S. average attendance, 120. New 
seating and lighting arrangements completed and paid for. 
Spirit of congregation earnest, good steady work being done. 
Fifteen joined on profession, one by letter. 

Ottawa First, Ont.— Rev. Wm. Macintosh, pastor. No 
application this year for a grant. Cordial thanks to Society for 
its past help — without which it is not likely that the church 
could have continued and done the work it has done. Will now 
endeavor to help other churches more. 

(18) Pleasant Rivkr, N S.— Rev. G. M. Whyte, pastor. 
(Report from Nov. 27ch to 30 April, '99). Preaching services 
at Pleasant River, 52; Hemford, 85 ; Baker's Settlement, 70; 
New Elm, 43 ; Grouse Settlement, 38. A spirit of peace and 
brotherhood more prevalent. $18.33 given to C. C. M. S.; more 



REPORTS OF MISSIONARY PASTORS. 61 

to follow before long. With regard to payment of minister's 
salary, Pleasant River Church is prompt ; Baker's Settlement 
comparatively so ; Hemford is remiss but promises better 
things when the men return from the stream-drivinof. 

(19) Pt. St. Charles, Que. — Rev. D. S. Hamilton, pastor. 
Attendance during summer better than before. Three hundred 
visits made in six months. The Kindergarten method intro- 
duced in the Primary Department of the S. S., and with the 
result of a larger interest. The Senior and Junior Y. P. S. C. E. 
show signs of Spiritual improvement. About 125 at morning 
service ; 200 to 225 at the evening service. An average attend- 
ance at S. S. of 185. Eleven added to church on profession of 
faith, four by letter. Pastor's salary punctually paid and a set 
of furs, of $35 value, presented him. Special services and a 
Religious Instruction Class following held and found helpful. 
More ready to lead in prayer at prayer-meetings. A growing 
feeling of good fellowship in relation to other churches at the 
Point, as evidenced by the Co-operative Union in the Hunter 
& Crossley meetings. 

(20) Stratford, Ont. — Rev. Geo. A. Mackenzie, pastor. 
Called here first Sunday in December. Since then steadily 
increasing congregations. Church income improving. A gen- 
eral spirit of hopefulness within and of good-will from without. 
Grateful recognition of the sympathy and financial generosity 
of the C. C. M. S. 

(21) Tilbury. — Mr. A. A. Secord, missionary. For ten 
weeks work, ending Dec. 31st, '98. Have started preaching 
services at a new station, viz*, Renwick, and organized a S. S. 
At Tilbury there have been five added on profession of faith 
first half of the year, and four since then. Attendance at 
Tilbury East, 75 ; at Renwick, the new station, 55. $28 for 
C. C. M. S., and $22,25 for Foreign Missions. Prospects bright- 
ening. 

(22) Toronto, Broadview Ave. — Rev. J. P. Gerrie, pastor. 
Evening congregations greatly increased for the last eight 
months; the largest indeed in the history of the church. Sunday 
School attendance, 260 to SOO. Senior and Junior Societies of 
C E. giving promise of greater usefulness thap ever. Our 
accessions have been principally from non-church-goers. 

(23) Truro, N.S.— Rev. Edwin Rose, pastor. For first 



62 OONGREGATIOXAL MISSIONARY" SOCIETY. 

half of year the 0. S. shewed proofs of improved attendance. 
Several new persons are showing an interest in church affairs. 

(24) Vancouver, B.C.— Rev. J. H. Bainton, pastor. During 
the first half of '98 the Sunday evening congregations had sunk 
down to 25. Now the average is 17e5. Sunday School was 20 
to 25 ; now is neatly 100. Making progress in every branch of 
the work. A new organ secured. Interior of church decorated. 
Ladies' Aid Sale of Work in December realized $155. Started 
a localized magazine with '99. Morning congregation now 
nearly as large as evening. Paid current interest for last six 
months. 

(25) Victoria, B.C. — Rev. F. A. Payne, pastor. Since arrival 
the church has rallied round the pastor. Have fixed upon a 
site in February ; have raised $1,000 towards its purchase. 

(26) VVetaskiwin, Alb. — Rev. Erik Ostergren, pastor. 
At Sunday services our building is generally filled. Six 
preaching stations in the field. Collections sent to Society. 
People bought for pastor a horse, harness and bugi^y. Ladies 
raised $36 for improving church building, to render it warmer 
in winter. Twelve have joined on profession. We have four 
S. Ss. and a Y. P. Society. 

(27) Westmount, Que. — Rev. R. Hopkin, pastor. Church 
was never more harmonious. At Sunday evening services 
there are on an average 85 young men present, sometimes 50. 
Pastor conducts a weekly class for religious instruction. 
Church entertained the Quebec Association Salary punctually 
paid by cheque brought to me last day of every month. 

(28) Winnipeg, Man. — Rev. A. Vrooman, pastor. Pastor 
reported by Mr. Pedley to be a young man of the Methodist 
Church in first-class standing for scholarship and efficiency. 
Is associate pastor with Mr. Pedley, working with him in both 
churches but having special charge of Maple St. The two 
churches and our Society unite in making Maple St. Church a 
success. 

(29) WiNGHAM, Ont. — Rev. J. W. Goffin, pastor. Present 
pastoral relation dating from 3rd Sunday in January, '99. 
Have striven to keep Turnbury open in connection with my 
work in Wingham. Attendance at Wingham decidedly on the 
increase. Outlook brightening. 



REPORT OF HOME MISSIONARY SUPERINTENDENT. 63 



THE REPORT OF THE HOME MISSIONARY SUPER- 
INTENDENT, FROM OCTOBER 17th TO JUNE 
5th, 1899. 



On the I7th of last October I began ray new work and 
received my first and most cordial welcome at the meetings 
of the Western Association in Garafraxa, October 18th and 
19th. Persuaded that Toi'onto would be the most central 
point for my work, I made it my headquarters and received 
from the brethren in Toronto, assembled in Bond St. Church, 
a very hearty reception. 

For the purposes of this report it will not be necessary 
for me to submit all the particulars which, in my monthly 
communications to the Congregationalist, the readers of that 
journal have had the opportunity to become familiar with ; 
the outstanding facts will, 1 trust, suffice. 

I visited Bowmanville, found the Church in trying circum- 
stances and conferred with the Pastor in relation thereto. 

Immanuel Church, Hamilton, called a Council in its diffi- 
culties and I was called (here, and subsequently gave advice 
as to the securing of a Pastor, which advice was ultimately 
acted on by the Church, and, as the months since then have 
shown, with the best of results. Rev. George Extence is now 
the Pastor and is succeeding beyond anything that was ex- 
pected. 

I visited Calvary Church in Kingston, a Mission which 
has been laigely supported by Mr. B. W. Robertson. I advised 
the members to place themselves under the direction of this 
Society, a step which met with the approval of Mr. Robertson. 
Student Schrag is laboring there for the summer, and by wise 
and faithful work, under God's blessing, has brought new life 
to the place. 

Stratford's condition called me there twice. Was able to 
recommend Rev. George A. Mackenzie as Pastor, whom the 
Church shortly thereafter called. The choice has proven to 
be a particularly good one. Mr. Mackenzie has commended 



64 CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

himself to the brethren, to the Missionary Committee, and the 
Church in a way that promises well for the cause in Stratford. 

On the 13th November I visited Cobourg. Found that a 
good work had been done during the summer by Student Hard- 
ing, but the Church knew not where to look for a Pastor. 
Having met and become acquainted with Mr. Melville A. 
Shaver, I recommended the Church to give him a call, even 
though their doing so would seem to be somewhat above what 
their income would warrant. The brethren and sisters nobly 
responded and a happy settlement was soon effected. The 
congregations — particularly Sunday evenings — have wonder- 
fully increased, and a quiet earnest work is in progress. Thus 
a Church regarded by many as dead, has come to life again 
and is now a strong Christian force in the whole community. 

The Churches in the Province of Quebec were, with one 
or two exceptions, visited by me, on two occasions. I conferred 
with the Pastors and addressed Missionary meetings at Mel- 
bourne and Ulverton, where Rev. Thomas Hall has, amid the 
hardships of long drives to the Out-stations in all weathers, 
been carrying on most successfully the work of a wide field ; 
at Danville and Cowansville, preaching at the latter place 
and advising with the Church as to their securing a Pastor. 
Rev. W, H. Watson accepted the Church's call and is dili- 
gently and successfully piosecuting the work. 

I spent a week in Franklin Centie, visited every family 
connected with the Church, and as they were without a Pastor, 
I recommended that a choice be made as soon as possible. 
Being able to commend to them Student Wallace Johnston, 
he was called by them and is shortly to be ordained there 
as Pastor. The prospects have not been so bright for years 
as at present in Franklin Centie. 

1 visited Ayers Flat and Boynton, giving a Sunday there. 
Notwithstanding the great kindness of friends, to be a citizen 
of Ayers Flat when a blizzard is raging, is to be in no para- 
disiacal state. Such was my lot. " And pray ye that your 
flight (that way) be not in the winter, neither on a Sabbath." 
Rev. Churchill Moore, the Pastor, is beloved by the people, 
and a willing worker. It gave me pleasure to be able to 
meet a number ot the ministers of the neighboring churches 
and have conference with them in the home of Rev. George 
E. Read, of Stanstead, in reference to our doing Missionary 



REPORT OF HOME MISSIONARY SUPERINTENDENT. 65 

work in the Turnerville district, a place about five miles 
distant from Ayers Flat. Following our conference and the 
deliberation of the Executive Committee, an arrangement 
has been made whereby Student E. C. VVoodley is at work 
in that needy district — a lamentably neglected part of the 
Province. The work is under the direction of Mr. Moore. 

I was with Pastor R. G. Watt, in Fitch Bay, for a week's 
Special Services, and can report a wise ministry and a loyal 
people in Fitch Bay. 

I had the pleasure of a visit at Sherbrooke, with Rev. 
Frank J. Day, and an opportunity of speaking to his people 
in the interests of our own work. I received every encourage- 
ment from both Pastor and people. 

I had the like privilege in Westmount, in the church of 
my old friend, Rev. Robert Hopkin, on two occasions : the 
first when the Montreal Congregational Club met there, and 
from whom I received as their guest a very warm welcome ; 
the second occasion being the meeting of the Quebec Associa- 
tion. I also spoke at the Sunday evening service in Emmanuel 
Church. I was able to spend an evening with the Church at 
Point St. Charles, during their Special Services. 

At Ottawa I spoke on our work in the First Church and 
in Zion Church, and addressed a Union Missionary meeting 
of the two churches on a week evening. — the first meeting 
of that character that had been held there. 

I visited Maxville, without a Pastor — where Student 
Blyth has been and is at present — visiting the people, preaching 
on Sunday at Maxville twice, at St. Elmo in the afternoon, and 
giving a Missionary address on Monday evening. With Mr. 
Blyth, I visited also nearly all our families in Martintown, 
and when a permanent pastor is found, there will be an efi"ort 
made to take up work in Martintown and in the spiritually 
destitute neighborhood beyond. 

I visited our Churches in Lanark County, Middleville, 
Rosetta and Hopetown, under the care of their energetic 
Pastor, Rev. J. L. Alexander. I preached at Middleville on 
Sunday afternoon and at Hopetown in the morning and at 
Rosetta in the evening, and addressed a Missionary meeting 
in Middleville on Tuesday and in Hopetown the previous 
evening. 

Then it was that I contracted the malady so prevalent 



66 CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

and so distressing, namely, grippe, and was therefore com- 
pelled to leave Lanark village for a later visit, which 1 was 
able to make on the 15th and 16th of April, presenting the 
claims of the Society at the morning service; meeting also 
the Sunday School in the afternoon and addressing the people 
again at the evening service. I found loyal support from 
the Pastor, Rev. David Macintosh, in enlisting the sympathies 
of his large and responsive congregation. 

At various dates I brought before our Churches in Toronto 
the whole field and its needs. In Zion, the Northern, Olivet, 
Parkdale, Broadview Avenue and Bond St., and with their 
Pastors arranged for a Union Missionary meeting in Zion 
Church, at which all the Pastors dealt with some phase of 
the work of Home Missions. 

I visited StoufFville, St. Catharines, Barrie, Edgar, Rugby, 
Alton, Churchill, Georgetown, Hamilton, Brantford, Burford, 
London, Watford, Tilbury, Sarnia, Guelph, Listowel, Wingham, 
Howick, speaking on Sundays and week-days, attending busi- 
ness and conference meetings and endeavoring to do the best 
for individual Churches and the Society. 

I have attended and taken part in two Ordinations and 
Installations and two District Association meetings. I have 
kept vacant Churches supplied in every case where such aid was 
needed and sought for, and as Secretary of the Society, con- 
ducted an extensive correspondence. With the Editor of the 
Congregationalist, Rev. J. P. Gerrie, I have co-operated in 
getting Matter for the special Home Missionary numbers issued, 
and desire here to bear testimony to his willingness to do 
anything and everything within his power to aid our work 
as a Society. 

I have travelled since entering on this work in October 
last, 7,500 miles, and would express my gratefulness to God 
for life spared and health preserved. It remains only for me 
to say, that it was with a deep sense of inadequacy for all 
that would be expected of me, that I took up the work of 
the Superintendency. I cannot but express my hearty thanks 
to the Pastors of our Churches and their officers, for their 
courtesy and kindness to me, and also to the Officers and Com- 
mittees of the Society, in view of the harmony with which 
we have wrought together ; to all the friends, indeed, who 
have kindly helped me in this new and important work. 



treasurer's report. 67 

With the Lord of the Church with us, let us advance to 
new privileges and duties and to the rewards which await 
consecrated lives. 

Respectfully submitted. 

A. F. McGKEGOR, 

Toronto, June 5, 1899. Missionary Super inUndent. 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

For Year Ending May Jist, i8gg. 



It is somewhat difficult to make a financial statement or 
report interesting to the average listener, but at the same time 
facts and figures may provide texts for the making of interest- 
ing and eloquent discourses. 

The Treasurer hopes that this may be the lot of his report ; 
and that every one of our ministers throughout the Dominion 
may discourse to his people at least on one Sunday in the year 
on the needs and work of Home Missions. The people need to 
know what the Society is doing in order to be in sympathy with 
its aims, and their minister is the man they naturally look to 
for this knowledge. Until this is loyally and systematically 
done by every minister we shall not reach the average dollar 
mark from each church member, which is our present aim. This 
can however be done if the ministers so decide ; and when we 
look at the fields we, as Congregationalists, ought to occupy in 
Manitoba, the North- West Territories and British Columbia, we 
should be content with nothing less. 



68 CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

In my report of last year, I recommended -" that the bal- 
" ance then at the credit of the General Mission Fund, amount- 
" ing to $805, be put aside and used towards the support of a 
" Missionary Superintendent, and that the Executive Committee 
" be empowered to engage the services of such Superintendent, 
" so soon as in their judgment the right man can be found." As 
is well known the Executivo Committee engaged the services of 
Rev. A. F. McGregor for this office. He has now been at work 
for the past seven and one-half months, and the cost for that 
period has been $865, or about sixty dollars more than the 
amount laid aside for the experiment. 

There is no doubt that there was a crying need amongst 
our churches for such an officer : but it is matter for regret that 
in view of the strong desire expressed for his appointment many 
of the churches did not respond a'lequately to the consequent 
necessary call for a larger liberality. 

The question of the continuance of the office is now before 
you for decision ; but it should not be forgotten that its cost 
requires a very material increase in church subscriptions. Of 
course, as Treasurer, I am only dealing with the pecuniary 
aspects of the question. 

In coming to the receipts for the year, I have to note that 
I have received the following sums from Executors as bequests, 
viz. : by Mrs. Elizabeth Matheson, of Embro, $100, and by Miss 
Annie McKillican, of Vankleek Hill, $143.35 ; this latter sum to 
be increased later by about $80. 

The Executors of the late Mr. Peter Campbell, of Listowel, 
have notified me that in accordance with the terms of his will, 
the C. C. M. S. and the C. F. M. S. are the residuary legatees of 
his estate in equal proportions. The estate is now being real- 
ized ; and it is hoped that our proportion (about $4,000) will be 
received during the coming year. 

Mr. Francis Scholes, of Montreal, who died in February of 
this year, bequeathed a net sum of $4,500 to the Society, which 
will not be available until the decease of his widow — she hav- 
ing the usufruct of the estate during her lifetime. Besides this, 
our Society along with the College and the Provident Fund are 
constituted his residuary legatees, in certain proportions. 

The Society lies under a deep debt of gratitude to all these 
kind friends who have now passed within the veil, and who, 
while in life, exhibited a deep interest in our work. 



treasurer's report. G9 

We have a^ain cordially to thank the Colonial Missionary- 
Society for generous assistance and co-operation in British 
Columbia ; and are assured of their continued sympathy and 
help in establishing new causes in our great North- West Pro- 
vinces. 

The Society's best thanks are also due to the Woman's Board 
of Missions for their donation of SGOU for the current year. 

Subscriptions fiom the churches, received dming the year 
were $3,083, as against $3,110 last year. To add to this year's 
subscriptions there will be a sum of $500 from Bond Street 
Church, Toronto, which I am assured will be in my hands in a 
few days. 

The following statement shows the amounts received from 
each District for 1898 and 1899 :— 

1898. 1899. Increases. Decreases. 

Ontario West. .. $ 585 91 $ 561 83 $ 24- 08 

Ontario Central. 694 31 322 85 371 46 

Ontario East. .. . 195 69 344 87 $149 18 

Quebec 1158 64 1087 60 7104 

N. S. and N. B.. 418 25 407 42 10 8:3 

Manitoba 43 35 325 53 282 18 

B. C 9 00 IS 20 9 20 

Alberta 5 25 15 00 9 75 

The deciease from Ontario Central will be turned into a 
material increase by the receipt of Bond Street subscriptions. 
The increase in Manitoba arises largely from the fact that the 
subscriptions for last year came in after the books were closed, 
so that this year's credit represents two years' subscriptions. 

Jn this connection the Treasurer would like to say that the 
period from 3]st May to the date of the Annual Meeting is too 
short to allow for all that has to be done to get up the state- 
ments in proper form for presentation. 

The year's transactions are large both in number and in 
amount : and they have to be carefully dissected, summarized 
and divided into four different accounts, which can only be done 
when the books are closed. 'J he Society's Auditors have to 
examine and check each entry and voucher, and the whole 
statements have then to be printed, after careful proof-reading. 
This is the reason why the books have to be closed on 29th 



70 CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

May. From Special Contributions and Legacies there has been 
an increase over last year of $235. There has also been an 
increase in the revenue received fron the S. M. Fund of S145. 
The amount from the Colonial Missionary Society has also been 
materially increased ; and the revenue from the C. E. and B. 
Fund has provided a considerably larejer amount than for last 
year. 

To these increases is to be attributed the balance at credit 
of the General Mission Fund account of $929, as shown by the 
printed financial statements herewith presented. 

GRANTS. 

The amount expended for Grants during the current year 
was $6,941, being $500 more than last year. A considerable 
portion of this increase was expended in British Columbia, and 
included the expense of moving the Pastors of Vancouver and 
Victoria churches from England to the Pacific Coast, of which 
cost the Colonial Missionary Society furnished one-half. 

We must lay our account to spend more money in that 
Province in the immediate future, establishing causes in the 
mining centres, where large and important towns are rapidly 
springing up. 

With regard to Missionary Churches in the older provinces, 
it is the aim of your Committee to make gradual reductions all 
along the line, where this can be done, without endangering the 
existence of the Church, so that self-support may be the goal 
to which they are all striving. It is often difficult for a church 
which has been receiving missionary aid for some time, to 
believe that it can make ends meet without such aid, or even 
that it can suffer a gradual reduction of it. 

For such cases oftentimes heroic treatment is necessary. A 
church under certain circumstances does not know what it can 
do until the occasion arises ; and it is often surprised at the 
result. 

In jhe apportionment of grants from year to year the 
greatest caie is exercised by your Committee in secuiing all the 
information possible in regard to the position and prospects of 
each individual cause as its request for help comes up, and from 
the facts thus obtained a decision is reached. 

It is by no means held that mistakes may not have beea 



treasurer's report. 71 

made in individual cases ; but the eainest desire of the Com- 
mittee has been to get at the facts of each case, and information 
by those who know will be welcomed invariably. 

It is endeavoured to make the Committee as representative 
as possible so as to get various views from all quarters. 

The several financial statements for the year are herewith 
presented. The books and vouchers have been carefully audited 
by the Society's Auditois, Messrs. B. B. Stevenson and A. McA. 
Murphy, to whom the thanks of the Society are due. 

Respectfully submitted. 

CHARLES R. BLACK, 

Treasurer. 
Montreal, 31st May, 1899. 

P. S. — The following sums have been received since the 
books were closed : — 

Bond Street Church, Toronto $491 00 

A Lady Friend, Granby 200 00 

Pleasant River, N.S. 1-t nS 

Frome, Ont 6 00 

Guelph, additional 5 00 

Howick, First Church 7 45 

London, South 15 00 

Granby, Que., additional 6 00 

Yarmouth, N.S., " 10 55 

Stanstead, South, Que 17 00 

Rev. John Salmon, Toronto. ....... 5 00 

These sums will only appear in next year's financial state- 
ments. 

C. R. B., Treas. 
June 15th, 1899. 



72 CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

TREASURER'S CASH STATEMENT 

For Year Ending May 3Ut, 1899. 
RECEIPTS. 

Cash on hand, 1st June, 1898 $ 3,171 43 

Loans repaid 26.268 10 

Capital Account 227 67 

Reserve Account 446 95 

Revenue Account 3,949 76 

Legacies 

Contributions 

Gorham Estate 

Colonial Missionary Society 

Interest G. M. F . .. 

$39,216 46 
DISBURSEMENTS. 

On Account of Loans ^-7'§1^ ?? 

' ' Grants 

" S M. Fund 

" General Expenses 

" Missionary Superintendent 

C. E. & B. Fund 

Balance being cash on baud . , 



243 


35 


3,863 20 


482 03 


518 


97 


45 


00 



6,731 19 


200 00 


616 06 


865 65 


1 95 


3 190 22 



THE GENERAL MISSION FUND. 



),216 46 



EECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand, June Ist, 1898 $ 805 84 

Contributions : — 

British Columbia $ 18 20 

Alberta 15 00 

Manitoba 325 53 

Ontario, Western District $561 83 

Central " 322 85 

" Eastern " 344 87 

1,229 55 



Quebec 1,087 60 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 407 42 



3,083 30 



Personal Subscriptions 118 00 

Special Collections 61 90 

Legacies — Miss A. McKillican 143.35 

Mrs. E. Matheson 100 00 

423 25 

C. C. W. Board of Missions 600 00 

Gorham Fund, Revenue . . . : 482 03 

Shurtleff Mission Fund, Revenue 2,151 86 

Ch. Ext. and Building Fund, Revenue 826 44 



3,460 33 

Colonial Missionary Society for B. C 728 97 

Interest 45 00 

$9,146 69 



treasurer's report. 73 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

Paid for Grants : 

British Columbia $1,130 41 

Alberta 225 00 

Manitoba 358 33 

Ontario, Western District $1,346 50 

" Central " 543 50 

Eastern " 546 16 



5,941 19 



865 65 



2,436 16 

Quebec 635 00 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 1,124 35 

Ayers Flat and District 1,031 94 

Missionary Superintendent : 

Salary, 7^ months 750 00 

Travelling expenses, etc , less received for supply 115 65 

General Expenses : 

Executive Committee, Travelling 220 35 

Administration 137 50 

" Home Work " leaflet 112 83 

" Congregationalist " 60 00 

Year Book, space 55 50 

Postage, Stationery, Printing, etc 29 88 

616 06 

Less i charged to C. E. & B. F. and G. R. E. Fund. .. 205 36 

^ 410 70 

Balance at credit. May 31st, 1899 929 15 

$9,146 69 
SHURTLEFF MISSION FUND.— REVENUE ACCOUNT. 

EECEIPTS. 

Balance unexpended, June 1st, 1898 $ 3 50 

Interest from Investments 2,514 84 

$2,518 34 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Expense, Administration $ 200 00 

G. M. Fund for Grants to Ayer's Flat and Fitch Bay. . . . $1,000 00 
*' for Travelling Expenses Rev. J. McKillican, 

Missionary Superintendent, and Student 

Woodley 31 94 

1,031 94 

«' for General Distribution 1,1 19 92 

Balance, unexpended for A. F. and district 166 48 

$2,518 34 



74 CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

CHURCH EXTENSION AND BUILDING FUND.-REVENUE 

ACCOUNT. 

KECEIPTS. 

Balance, June 1st, 1898 $ 81.3 52 

Interest from Investments 908 92 

$1,722 44 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Transferred to Gen. Mission Fund $ 826 44 

Expense, re Hawkesbury 1 95 

One-sixth of General Expenses 102 68 

Balance 791 .37 

$1,722 44 

GEORGE ROBERTSON EVANGELISTIC FUND.— REVENUE 

ACCOUNT. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance, June 1st, 1898 $23102 

Interest from Investments 526 00 



$757 02 



DISBURSEMENTS. 



One-sixth of General Expenses $102 68 

Balance 654 .34 

$757 02 

Montreal, Slst May, 1899. Audited and found correct. 

CHAS. R. BLACK, Trmmrer. B. B.STEVENSON) ..:,^^, 

A. McA. MURPHY/ ^"""°'^*- 



treasurer's report. 75 
SUBSCRIPTIONS, 1898-99. 

ONTARIO, WESTERN DISTRICT. 

Ib98. lS9y. 

Belwood $ 9 57 $ 6 00 

Brantford 72 70 70 77 

Burford 10 00 1 1 75 

Embro 20 00 22 00 

Fergus S 00 

Forest Central 18 33 23 95 

Garafraxa 8 00 5 00 

Guelph .... 33 67 44 45 

Hamilton, First 85 00 105 00 

KiDcardine 12 00 12 50 

Listowel 6 30 10 00 

London, First 43 14 57 00 

New Durham 3 50 3 75 

Paris 53 70 13 29 

Speedside 5 00 

Scotland 24 12 28 77 

Stratford 10 00 16 50 

Tilbury East 20 00 25 50 

Watford 10 00 

Wingham 29 50 22 60 

Woodstock 58 75 60 00 

1561 83 
ONTARIO, CENTRAL DISTRICT. 

189i. 1899- 

Barrie $ 26 40 $ 25 00 

Bowmanville 1355 1025 

Edgar ,...^.. 1810 1400 

Georgetown ............ ................ 1500 3000 

Rugby ;;.... 18.38 10 00 

StoufiFville . V . . -. ; . . 13 00 15 60 

Toronto, Northern 104 30 174 95 

' • Broadview Ave ...-.,.....,.. 20 21 .30 55 

Olivet 9 00 12 50 

$322 85 
ONTARIO, EASTERN DISTRICT. 

• - • 1898. 1899. 

Cobourg |1 3 00 

Kingston, First (for 1898) 31 05 

Bethel $ 9 25 20 23 

" Calvary 6 00 

Lanark, Zion .-...-.■... 41 77 61 41 

Middleville, H. and R -. 38 19 33 63 

Martintown 1175 19 00 

Maxville and St. Elmo 40 62 85 55 

Ottawa, First 44 11 60 00 

" Welcome Zion 10 00 15 00 

$344 87 



76 CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

QUEBEC. 

1898. 1899. 

Beulah Ch . , $ 5 48 

Boynton 4 27 

Brigham 8 00 

Cowansville $ 8 80 34 75 

Danville 65 32 52 13 

Fitch Bay 9 80 20 00 

Franklin Centre 8 00 10 00 

Granby. 99 10 101 10 

Melbourne 13 40 26 24 

Montreal, Calvary 118 00 147 00 

" Emmanuel 502 05 364 26 

Zion 80 00 7177 

Point St. Charles 79 35 52 50 

Westmount 10 00 15 00 

Sherbrooke 115 00 118 45 

St. Andrews 14 65 29 25 

Ulverton 10 00 8 15 

Waterville 4 00 19 25 

$1087 60 

NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSWICK. 

1898. 1899. 

Beach Meadows $10 00 $ 10 00 

Brooklyn .. 16 20 12 25 

Chebogue 14 00 19 CO 

Economy 10 00 12 00 

Hemford 5 00 

Keswick Ridge 27 00 8 00 

Kingsport 8 00 

Liverpool 19 00 5 50 

Lower Selmah 30 10 24 75 

Maitland South 14 18 15 40 

Noel 18 72 15 85 

Milton 28 77 2100 

Pleasant River 9 50 4 00 

Sheffield 66 86 6117 

St. John 39 22 52 40 

Truro 20 00 9 00 

Yarmouth 92 70 124 10 



MANITOBA. 



Winnipeg, Central — 2 years . . . . 
Maple St.— for 1898. 



BRITISH COLUMBIA. 

1898. 
Victoria $9 00 



$407 42 



$316 13 
9 40 


$325 53 


18r9. 


$18 20 



treasurer's report. 77 

ALBERTA. 

1898. 1899. 

Wetaskiwin $5 25 $15 00 



PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS. 

B VV. Robertson, Kingston $50 00 

Rev. A. F. McGregor 10 00 

Anonymous, U. S. A 10 00 

Toronto 10 00 

Rev. T. Legette 10 00 

M rs. McMurtry, Bowmanville 5 00 

Rev. C. Moore, Ayers Flat 5 00 

Mrs. W. Ashdowo, Toronto 5 00 

Mrs. J. C. Field, Cobourg 5 00 

A Friend 4 00 

Miss Smith, London 3 00 

Miss R. Horton, Port Perry 1 00 

$118 00 

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Collection at Annual Meeting C. CM. S $17 00 

"Union " N.S. and N.B 9 50 

Union Thanksgiving collection, Northern Ch.> Toronto 27 15 

Union Missionary Meeting, Toronto, collection 8 25 

61 90 

LEGACIES. 



Miss Anne McKillican, Vankleek Hill $143 35 

Mrs. E. Matheson, Embro 100 00 



243 35 
$423 25 



C. C. WOMAN'S BOARD OF MISSIONS. 

Quebec. 

Montreal, Emmanuel Auxiliary $49 97 

Calvary " 33 48 

Westmount " 6 00 

Zion Y.P.S.C.E 6 00 

Granby Auxiliary . 40 00 

Danville " ' 25 00 

Sherbrooke " 8 17 

Melbourne " 4 00 

Miss E. Johnson, Rock Island 5 00 

Mrs. P. S. Riddell, Georgeville 3 00 

$180 62 



5 07 




5 00 




4 00 




4 00 




3 50 




2 00 




2 00 






50 57 






368 81 



7^ CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY, 

Ontario. 

Toronto, Northern Ch. Auxiliary $25 00 

" Broadview Ave. " 

" Zion " 

Liscowel " 

Braatf ord " 

Kincardine " 

Pine Grove " .... 

Stouffville " 

Undesignated subscriptions 

$600 00 

SUMMARY OF CONTRIBUTIONS FOR GKNERAL MISSION FUNTD, 

1898-99. 

Ontario, Western District $561 83 

Central " 322 85 

Eastern " 344 87 

$1229 55 

Quebec 1087 60 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick . . 407 42 

Manitoba 325 53 

British Columbia 18 20 

Alberta 15 00 

Personal subscriptions 1 1 8 00 

Special contributions 61 90 

Legacies. . 243 35 

C. C. W. Board of Missions 600 00 

$4106 55 

Contributions for 1897-98 3908 40 

Increase for this year $ 1 98 1 5 



SUBSCRIPTIONS. 



79 



SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR THE CANADA CONGREGA- 
TIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

For Year Ending May 31st, 1899. 



ONTARIO, WESTERN DISTRICT. 



BELWOOD. 

Rev. C. E. Bolton $ 2 (,0 

R. Y. Blyth 2 00 

Collection 2 GO 

Total $ 6 00 

BRANTFORU. 

Mrs. Brophey % \ (JO 

E. L. Goold 3 00 

Miss Goold ... 1 00 

Mrs. Mills 1 00 

Mrs. I. Ott 6 00 

Mrs. I. H. Oldham 1 00 

W. H. Shapley 1 50 

John Robertson 2 00 

Mrs. Thompson 3 50 

Mrs. F. Wisner 4 00 

Mrs. W. S. Wisner 1 50 

James Wilkes 6 00 

Mrs. James Wilkes 4 00 

Miss A. Wilkes 1 50 

Mrs. W^ickens 1 00 

Miss Wickens 1 00 

W. W. Wickens 5 00 

C. W. Whitney 1 00 

Henry Yeigh 5 00 

Sums under one dollar 3 65 

Sunday School ID 00 

Bible Class 5 00 

Prayer Meeting Collestions 1 62 

Total $70 77 



BURFORD. 
Total $11 75 

EMBRO. 
Total 122 00 

FERGUS. 
Total $ S 00 

GARAFRAXA. 
Total $ 5 00 

GUELPH. 

James Goldie $10 00 

John Goldie 5 00 

Misses Gausby 3 00 

Mr. Richardson 1 00 

G. H Skinner 1 00 

Miss Hodgskin 100 

Mrs. Maddock 1 00 

Miss lies 1 00 

J. W. Lyon 1 00 

W. Graham 1 00 

Mr. Whitlaw 1 50 

Misses Tatham I 50 

Sums under one dollar 13 15 

Sunday School . . . 3 30 

Total $44 45 



80 



CONGREGATIOXAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 



HAMILTON. 



FIBST. 



A. Alexander $ 6 00 

Mrs. D. Aitcheson 3 00 

W. J. Aitcheson 2 00 

Lymau Lee 2 00 

David Morton 2 00 

Chas Dutf 2 00 

Mrs. Wheeler 1 75 

R. Robertson 1 50 

R. Bliss 1 50 

JohnDufif 1 00 

Mr. Scott 1 00 

Mr. Harrow I 00 

Thos Bale 1 00 

J. C. Bale 1 00 

Fred Bale ... 1 00 

Mrs. Thos. Bale 1 00 

Mr. Greenway 1 GO 

C. P. Moore 1 00 

Samuel Grey I 00 

J. C. Chilman 1 00 

Miss Morton 1 00 

Miss M. Morton . 1 00 

Miss Oppenheimer 1 00 

Miss Lizzie Duff 1 00 

Mrs. Thompson 1 00 

M Iredale 1 00 

-. Cowan I 00 

M A. Aitcheson .. 1 00 

11 Thos. Stewart 1 00 

11 Frank Stockton 1 00 

1, Morrow 1 00 

1, Palmer 1 00 

Rev. John Morton 1 00 

W. Peden 1 00 

Geo. McKeand 1 00 

John Black 1 00 

Robt. Linklater 1 00 

Francis Maxwell 1 00 

John McGuire I 00 

Mr. Talk 1 00 

Edward Bates 1 00 

Geo. Green 1 00 

W Pascoe 1 00 

H. Uankett 1 00 

Miss Lavies I 00 

Mi.os Towers ... 1 00 

Miss Lottie Green 1 00 

Smaller sums .3 50 

Evening Collections 21 75 

Sunday School 20 00 



Total $105 00 



KINCARDINE. 

Total $12 50 

LISTOWEL. 

Total $10 00 

LONDON. 



Alex. Richards $ 1 00 

Jas. L. Spry 1 00 

Ashton family 1 25 

Mrs. A. T. H. Johnston 1 00 

C. H. Sumner 1 00 

Geo. Howe 1 00 

Wm. Davis 1 00 

Mrs. Wm. Davis 1 00 

J. W. Pedley 2 00 

Geo. Marshall 1 00 

N. Emery 1 00 

Mis. Crossin and family 2 50 

Mrs. Emery 1 00 

Mrs. T. W. Wrighton 1 25 

^Irs. C. Anundson and family 1 0() 

Mrs. (/. Chapman 1 00 

Mrs. Dudley 1 00 

Mrs. Isaac 1 00 

Mr. Jackson 1 00 

Mrs. Porteous 2 00 

Mrs. Holt 1 00 

Mrs. A. Anderson 1 00 

Mr. Burnup 1 00 

Miss Moule 2 00 

Mrs. Wiley... 1 00 

John Burgess 1 00 

Mrs R. Johnston 1 00 

Mrs. Goodwin 1 00 

Sums under one dollar 14 25 

Sunday Schools 5 00 

Y. P. S. C. E 4 75 

Total $57 00 

NEW DURHAM. 

Total $ 3 75 

PARIS. 

Total $13 29 

SPEEDSIDE. 

Subscriptions $ 5 00 

Collection acct. travelling ex- 
penses Supt. $4.00 



TREASURERS REPORT, 



81 



SCOTLAND. 



Total 



STRATFORD. 



Total $16 50 

TILBURY EAST. 

Collection $20 50 

Y. P. SC. E 5 00 

Collection acct. travelling ex- 
penses Supt. $2.50 



Total $2r 50 



WATFORD. 



77 Total 



.$10 00 



WINGHAM. 



Collection $10 00 Total 

Y. P. S. C. E 6 50 



WOODSTOCK 



Woman's Missionary Society. 

Mite Boxes 

Y. P. S. C. E 

Sunday School 

Rev. W. M. Baker 



Total 



$22 60 



.$.38 47 

. 7 53 

. 5 00 

. 4 00 

5 00 

.$60 00 



ONTARIO, CENTRAL DISl'RICT. 



BARRIE. 

Total $25 00 

BOWMANVILLE. 

Total $10 25 

EDGAR. 

Total $14 00 

GEORGETOWN. 

Total $30 00 

RUGBY. 

James Ball $ 2 00 

D. M. Harvie 1 50 

Wm. Johnston ... 1 00 

John Langman 1 00 

Small sums 4 50 

Total $10 00 

STOUFFVILLE. 

Mr. McEwen $ 4 00 



Mrs. Freel 2 00 

Mrs. Blackie 1 00 

xMiss Bentley 1 00 

Mr. Daley 1 00 

Mr Dyke 1 00 

Mr. Robinson 1 00 

Small sums 2 60 

Y. P. S. C. E 2 00 

Total 15 60 

TORONTO. 

NORTHERN. 

Collection $134 95 

Life Membership Sub., Mrs. J. 

OHara 20 00 

Henry R. O'Hara 20 00 

Total $174 95 

BR0A1>VIE\V AVE. 

Total $30 55 

OLIVET. 

Total $12 50 



82 



CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY, 



ONTARIO, EASTERN DISTRICT. 



COEOURG. 

Collection $13 00 

Collection acct. travelling ex- 
penses Supt. $3.00 

KINGSTON. 

FIRST. 

Subscriptions for 1898 $31 05 

BETHEL. 

Total $20 23 

CALVARY. 

Total $ 6 00 

LANARK. 

ZION. 

Subscriptions $56 41 

Sunday School 5 00 

Total $61 41 

HOPETOVVN. 

Geo. Stead $ 2 00 

John Mcllwraith 1 00 

James Mcllwraith 1 00 

Small sums 2 15 

Open Collections 1 44 

Total $ 7 59 

MIDDLEVILLE. 

Rev. J. L. Alexander $ 2 00 

Wm. Croft 2 00 

Robt. R. Affleck 2 00 

Hy. Matthew 1 50 

A. R. Mclntyre 1 00 

Jas. A. Muir 1 00 

Mrs. Mary Affleck ] 00 

Wm. B. Affleck 1 00 

Misses Angus 1 00 

Wm. Stead 1 00 

Arch. Rankin 1 00 

Smallersuras 2 25 

Open collection 3 04 

Total '....,$19 79 

ROSETTA. 
Subscriptions $ 6 25 



MAXVILLE AND ST. ELMO. 

J. W. Kennedy $ 5 00 

Donald McDougall 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Sinclair ... 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. McDougal.. 5 00 

S. J. .McEwan 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Munro 5 00 

R. D. Blythe 5 00 

J. F. McEwan 3 00 

J. J. Robertson 2 00 

D. A. M.iEwen 2 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter McEwen. . . 2 00 

Duncan P. McDougall 1 00 

Thos. McEwen 1 00 

Mrs. T. McEwen 1 00 

JohnMcCoU I 00 

D. T. Munro 1 00 

J. A. McEwen 100 

A. A. McEwen 100 

V. McEwen 1 00 

A. P. McDougall 100 

Mack McDougall 1 00 

T. W. Munro 1 00 

Miss Cybella Kean 1 00 

Collection 3 55 

D. A. McDougall 5 00 

Donald McEwan 5 00 

Donald Kennedy 5 00 

John Sinclair 2 00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Weegan. . . 2 00 

S. S. Johnston 1 00 

Mrs. A. A. McEwan 100 

Total $85 55 

MARTINTOWN. 

H. P. Christie $ 2 00 

P. H. McDiarmid 2 00 

Collection 15 00 

Total $19 00 

OTTAWA. 

FIRST. 

Total $60 00 

WELCOME ZION. 

Church $10 00 

Sunday School 5 00 

Total $15 00 



TREASURERS REPORT. 
QUEBEC. 



83 



BOYNTON. 

Total $ 4 27 

BEULAH. 

Total f 5 48 

BRIGHAM. 

Total.... $ 8 00 

COWANSVILLE. 

Mrs. Massie $ 1 50 

Mrs. Mackay 1 00 

Mrs. W. P. Carter 100 

Rev. W. H. Watson 1 00 

Mrs. Watson 1 00 

Miss Watson 100 

Miss Jane Watson 1 00 

W. H. Watson, Junior 1 00 

W. Stevenson 1 00 

Mrs. Stevenson 1 00 

P. A. Ruiter 1 00 

Mrs. J. J. Ruiter 1 00 

W. G. Browne 1 00 

C. 0. Robb 1 00 

W. H Vilas..... ^ 1 00 

T. Sloggett 1 00 

H. E Gleason 1 00 

Mrs. J. Miltimore 1 00 

Mrs. J. Scale 1 00 

Mrs. J. Dean 1 00 

J. McClay 1 00 

D. A. Shufelt 1 00 

J. L. Leach 1 00 

Carrie M. Leach 1 00 

Sums under one dollar 8 25 

Sunday School 2 00 

Total $34 75 

DANVILLE. 

G. 0. Goodhue $15 00 

Rev. A. W\ Main 10 00 

James Riddle 2 00 

Miss Parker . 1 00 

Isaac Morrill 1 00 



Mrs. J. A. Gibson 1 00 

Mrs. W . H. Stockwell 1 00 

Dr. W. P. Stockwell 1 00 

W. Wentworth 1 00 

Mrs. Sanderson 1 00 

Isaac Stockwell 1 00 

A. E. Stockwell 1 00 

J. Lindsay Morrill 1 00 

Albert Morrill 1 00 

Wm. Carson 1 00 

Mrs. E. D. Phillbrick 1 00 

Smaller sums 5 30 

Sunday School 6 83 

Total $52 13 

FITCH BAY. 

Total $20 00 

FRANKLIN CENTRE. 

Total $10 00 

GRANBY. 

Total $101 10 

MELBOURNE. 

Rev. T. Hall $ 1 00 

Mrs. Hall 1 00 

Mrs. R. H. Cross 2 00 

Alex. McDonald 1 50 

R. H. Stinson 1 25 

John Alexander .... 1 00 

Misses Lewis 1 00 

N. W. Smillie.... 1 00 

Alex. McLeay 1 00 

W. N. Skinner 1 00 

Mrs. Thomas 1 00 

Mrs. Allan 1 00 

H. A. Jones 1 00 

Small sums 4 07 

Ladies' Missionary Society 5 00 

Sunday School 2 42 

Total $26 24 



84 



CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 



ULVEBTON. 

Total $ 8 15 

MONTREAL. 



CALVARY. 

T. B. Macaulay $2,5 00 

J. R. Dougall 20 00 

Rev. E. M. Hill 15 00 

Mrs. Hill 10 00 

Mrs. R. Macaulay 10 00 

C. Gushing 5 00 

Miss Dougall 5 00 

Rev. J. and Mrs. McKillican. . . 5 00 

Miss McKillican 3 00 

F. E. Dougall 3 00 

Mr. & Mrs. R. W. McLachlan. 2 00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Kerr 2 00 

M iss Jessie Smith 2 00 

S. P. Rowell. 2 00 

Mrs. Toller , 2 00 

Miss Munro 2 00 

Miss C. Richardson 2 00 

G. Bale 2 00 

Mr. Nixon 2 00 

Miss Green 2 00 

Dr. S. (J. Dougall 2 00 

J. D. Eraser 1 00 

G. McGorry . 1 00 

Mrs. F. Jones 1 00 

G. W. .Jones 1 00 

Anonymous 1 00 

Small sums 2 60 

Sunday School 10 00 

Y.P.SCE 2 90 

" Junior's 1 50 

Prayer Meeting Collections .... 2 00 

Total $147 00 

EMMANUEL CHURCH. 

Charles Alexander $10 00 

A. Arthur 1 00 

Mrs. Atkinson I 00 

E. Auld 1 00 

Miss M. Baker 1 00 

Arthur Birks 5 00 

C. R. Black 10 00 

Mrs. C. R. Black 5 00 

Miss B. Black 1 00 

VV. B. Blackader 3 00 

The Misses Blackader 3 00 

R. H. Bryson 2 00 



Mrs. L. Gushing 1 00 

VV E. Gushing 1 00 

P. H. Cowper 2 00 

Mrs. Jas. Douglass ... 1 00 

The Misses Douglass 1 00 

J. M. M. Duff 5 00 

Mrs. A. Fisher 20 00 

Friend 10 00 

Dr. George 10 00 

A. Gibb 1 00 

Dr. D. F. Gurd 10 00 

Charles Gurd 10 00 

Dr. C. C. Gurd 3 00 

Miss M. M. Gurd 1 00 

MissO F. Gurd 1 00 

Walter Guid I 00 

Gus Harries 5 00 

Mrs. Harries 1 00 

B. J. Harrington 2 00 

Miss J. Hollis 1 00 

G. Johnston i 00 

R. C. Jamieson 5 00 

G. R. Kearley 2 00 

Mrs. G. R. Kearley. 2 00 

R. A. Kydd 2 00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Learmont. . 5 00 

Mrs. Jas. Leishman 1 00 

Miss K. M. Lighthall 2 00 

Mrs. H. Lyman 10 00 

H. H. Lyman 10 00 

George Lyman 10 00 

P. D. Lyman 2 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Lyman. 10 00 

Mrs. Madley 1 00 

Mrs G. W. Morrison 5 00 

Mrs. and Miss Moss 5 00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. McK. Murphy. . 2 00 

G. Mowitt I 00 

John Macintosh 10 00 

R. H. McDonald 5 00 

Mrs and Miss McLachlan 5 00 

J. B. Owens 5 00 

Mrs. Phelau 2 00 

Wm. Reid 20 00 

W. M. Reid 10 00 

W. R. Ross 5 00 

Mrs. J. Savage 2 00 

G. Sims 1 00 

Mrs. F. Scholes 50 00 

Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Stevenson.. 6 00 

Mrs. J. F. Stevenson 2 00 

A. H. Thompson 5 00 

Miss A. Walker 1 00 

G. T. Williams 5 00 

Anonymous 2 00 

1 00 



TREASURERS REPORT. 



Anonymous 1 00 

1 00 

1 00 

1 00 

Small sums 2 26 

Sunday School 15 00 

Total 1364 26 

ZION. 

Thomas Moodie $15 00 

S. P. Leet 5 00 

Mrs. Leet 5 00 

Anonymous 5 00 

John Leslie 3 00 

W. H. Smith 2 50 

Rev. W. H. Warriner 2 50 

A. E. Hanna 2 00 

Miss James 2 00 

Mrs. Moodie 2 00 

Anonymous 2 00 

2 00 

1 00 

1 00 

Thos. Costen 1 50 

W. W. Brewis 1 00 

J. E. Cribb 1 00 

Miss H. A. Moore 1 00 

T. Wilson 1 00 

Smaller sums 5 13 

Sunday School 11 14 

Total $71 77 

POINT ST. CHARLES. 

C. Gushing $ 5 00 

Rev. D. S. Hamilton 1 88 

Mr. and Mrs. Ion 1 00 

S. Dixon I 00 

W. Sargeant 1 00 

M. Downie 1 00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Donaldson. ... 1 00 

Smaller sums 8 12 

Junior Endeavor Society 2 50 

Sunday School 30 00 

Total $52 50 

ST. ANDREW'S. 

Church Subscriptions $19 25 

Sunday School 10 00 

Total $29 25 



WATERVILLE. 

Church Subscriptions $12 50 

Ladies' Missionary Society 6 75 

Total $19 25 

SHERBROOKE. 

5. F. Morey $25 00 

Rev. and Mrs. F. J. Day 10 00 

A. S. Hurd 6 00 

Miss S. A. Mitchell 6 00 

Miss M. J. Mitchell 5 00 

6. A. LeBaron 5 00 

J. S. Mitchell . 5 00 

Mrs. H. J. Morey 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Abbott. . 4 00 

Mrs. Drysdale 2 OC 

Dr. and Mrs. Farwell 2 00 

W. R. Webster 2 00 

N. D. Inning 2 00 

A. T. Nourse 2 00 

Mrs. M. McKechnie 2 00 

L. S. Channell 2 00 

Mrs. R Mitchell 2 00 

Mrs. L. Farwell 1 00 

A. S. McCaw 1 00 

Mrs. J. 0. Foss 1 00 

C. H. Clark 1 00 

C. H. Foss 1 00 

Jas Sangster 1 00 

J. A. McKechnie 1 00 

Mrs. I. Wood 1 00 

J. Kessler 1 00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Sangster. . 1 00 

M iss Steere 1 00 

Mrs. Hawes 1 00 

T. M. Cowan 1 00 

Hon. J. Mcintosh 1 00 

A. C. Skinner 1 00 

H. Ranshousen 1 00 

Miss Jenckes 1 00 

Miss Dickinson 1 00 

E. W. Abott 1 00 

•S. W . Jenckes 1 50 

Christian Endeavor Society. . . 3 00 

Pastor's Bible Class 3 20 

Small sums 4 75 

Total $118 45 



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CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 



NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSWICK. 



BEACH MEAi:)OWS. 

W.M.S $10 00 

BROOKLYN. 

W.M.S $10 25 

Children 2 00 

Total $12 25 

CHEBOGUE. 

W.M.S $13 00 

Busy Bees 6 00 

Total $19 00 

ECONOMY. 

W.M.S $12 00 

HEMFORD. 

W.M.S $ 5 00 

KESWICK RIDGE. 

W.M.S $ 8 00 

KINGSPORT. 

W.M.S $ 8 00 

LIVERPOOL. 

W.M.S $ 5 50 

LOWER SELMAH. 

Andrew Anthony $ 1 00 

A. M. Anthony 1 00 

Mrs. Andrew Main 1 00 

Mrs. J. W. Cox 1 00 

Josie M. Cox 1 00 

Smaller sums 6 00 

Thank-Ofifering 1 75 

Y.P.S.C.E 2 00 

W.M.S. Auxiliary 10 00 

Total $24 75 

NOEL. 

Collected by Cora O'Brien — 

Robt. Faulkener $ 1 00 



A. M. Crowe 1 00 

Small sums .3 30 

Collected by Opal Densmore ... 2 55 

W. M.S. Auxiliary 8 00 

Total $15 85 

SOUTH MAITLAND. 

James Dimoch $ 1 00 

James Rose 1 00 

David Rose I 00 

J. Norman Rose 1 00 

William Rose , I 00 

Mrs. Anson Barr 1 00 

Cyrus Fisher 1 00 

Rebecca Jackson I 00 

Smaller sums 5 40 

"Urbania" Y.P.S.C.E 2 00 

Total $15 40 

MILTON. 

W.M.S. $21 00 

PLEASANT RIVER. 

W.M.S $ 4 00 

ST. JOHN. 

W.xM.S $40 00 

Church 12 40 

Total $52 40 

SHEFFIELD. 

Charles Burpee $ 2 00 

D. H. Burpee 1 50 

C. E. Burpee 1 00 

C. J. Burpee 1 00 

J. B. Jewett 1 00 

Mrs. F. P. Jewett .... 1 00 

A. Barker 1 00 

Percy Barker 1 00 

F. W. Barker 1 00 

J. M. A 1 00 

Smaller sums 50 

Collected by Miss L. Harrison . 4 50 

Puritan Y.P.S.C.E 12 57 

W. M. Society 32 10 

Total $61 17 



treasurer's report. 87 

truro. yarmouth. 

W.M.S $ 9 00 WM.S 187 60 

Y.P.S.C.E 36 50 

Total $124 10 



MANITOBA. 

WINNIPEG Maple St., Subs. 1898 9 40 

Central, Subs. 1898 $153 38 Total $.325 53 

„ H 1899 162 75 



ALBERTA. 



WETASKIWIN. 
Subscriptions $15 00 



BRITISH COLUMBIA. 

VICTORIA. Y.P.S.C.E 3 00 

Ladies' Aid Society 8 CO 

Church $4 44 

Sunday School 2 76 Total $18 20 



CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

LIFE MEMBERS. 



Alexander, Charles, Montreal. 

Alexander, Henry M. Chicago, U.S. 

Allison, David, Detroit, U.S. 

Allison, Mrs. D. " 

Allworth Mrs. W. H , Lansing, U.S. 

Anderson, George, Georgetown. 

Anderson, W. , " 

Anderson, Mrs. A., *' 

Armstrong, George, Fergus. 

Armstrong, Francis. 

Ball, Miss, Lenuoxville. 

Ball, Miss Mary L. Huntingville. 

Ball, Miss Emily, Woodstock. 

Baylis, James, Montreal. 

Baylis, Mary, " 

Baylis, Mrs. Jas., " 

Baylis, Rosa E. , " 

Baylis, Jas. Adams, " 

Barber, Isabella, Georgetown. 

Barber, Miss H. F., 

Barber, I. M., B.A., 

Barber, Frederick, 

Barber, Nellie, 

Barber, W. M., 

Black, Mrs. C. R., Montreal. 

Black, Charles R., 

Birks, Henry. " 

Bogart, D. D., Belleville. 

Brown, Annie C, Montreal. 

Burland, Geo. B., 

Burton, P. H., Toronto. 

Burton, Alfred, 

Burton, Edgar S., " 

Caldecott, Blanche, " 

Chapman, Rev. Chas. , Plymouth, Eng. 

Clark, J. P. London, Eng. 

Clarke, Rev. W. F., Guelph. 

Clements, Mrs. N. K., Yarmouth. 

Clements, Mrs. E. F., " 

Cooper, James, Toronto. 

Craik, Rev. G. H., Waterville. 

Cushing, Charles, Montreal. 

Gushing, Mrs. Chas. " 

Day, Rev. B. W., St. Andrews. 

Dearborn, C. H., St. John, N.B. 

Dearborn, Mrs. C. H., " 

Dennis, Freeman, Yarmouth. 

Dennis, Mrs. F. " 

Diploch, Miss, Kingston. 

Dryden, John, Portland, U.S. 

Dryden, Mrs. John, " 



Dunn, Robert, Montreal. 

Dunn, Mrs. R., " 

Dunn, John M., " 

Ebbs, Mrs. Edward, Toronto. 

Fenwick, Rev. K. M., Montreal. 

Fenwick, Arthur M., Kingston. 

Fisher, Mrs., Montreal. 

Folger, Mrs. Marion, Kingston. 

Foulds, John, New York, U.S. 

Fuller, Rev. Geo., London, Eng. 

Gibson, Mrs. J. M., London, Eng. 

Gibson, Henry Wilkes, " 

Goffin, Rev. J. W., Wingham. 

Goodwillie, Mrs. G. , Georgetown. 

Hague, Geo. Montreal. 

Hall, Rev. Thos., Melbourne. 

Hall, Mrs. Thomas, 

Hamilton, Mrs. Norman, Paris. 

Hammond, Mrs., Kingston. 

Hannon, M., Montreal. 

Harrison, Miss Emma E., St. John, N. B. 

Hendry, Mrs. Thos., Riverside. U.S. 

Hendry, James A., Kingston. 

Hendry, K. N., Riverside, U.S. 

Hibbard, W. R., St. Andrews. 

Hill, Rev. E. M , Montreal. 

Howell, Alfred, Toronto. 

Hurst, Mrs. J. C. 

Hutchins, Benjamin, Montreal. 

Ireland, Wm. , San Francisco, U.S. 

Jack, Miss Isabella, Kingston. 

Jackson, Rev. S. N., M.D., Barre, U.S. 

Jackson, Mrs. S. N., " 

Jackson, Prof. -L H., «' 

Jackson, Mijs. J. H., " 

Jackson, Dr. J. A., Manchester, U.S. 

Jackson, Mrs. J. A., " 

Jackson, Dr. J. Holmes, Barre, U.S. 

Jackson, Horatio Nelson, 

Jackson, Rev. W. P., 

Jackson, Hollister, 

Jackson, Jos. Addison, 

Jamieson, R. C. Montreal. 

Jamieson, Mrs. R. C. , Montreal. 

James Mrs. S. E. 

Jarvis, Mrs. S. J., Ottawa. 

Kennedy, Miss Helen C, England. 

Kerr, Mrs. Wm., St. John, N.B. 

Kerr Wm., St. John, N.B. 

Knight, Miss J., Belgium. 

Laing, Henry H. Hamilton. 



LIFE MEMBERS. 



89 



Laing, Mrs. H. H., Hamilton. 
Lamb, W. A., Ottawa. 
Leggo, Louisa, Salterville. 
Lighthall, Mrs. W. D., Montreal 
Linton, James, " 

Linton, Mrs. James, " 

Linton, Miss Mary, " 

Lonsdale, Henry Wilkes, London, Eng. 
Lyman, Mrs. Henry, Montreal. 
Lyman, Theodore, " 

Lyman, Theodore P., " 

Lyman, Henry L., " 

Mayer, J. C. " 

McEwen, John, Collingwood. 
McGregor, Rev. Alex., Pawtucket, U.S. 
McGregor, Mrs. Alex., " 

McGregor, Eben., " 

McLachlan, Wm , Guelph. 
McLachlan, Mrs. Wm., Guelph, 
McLachlan, R. W., Montreal. 
McLachlan, VVinnifred, n 
Macaulay, T. B. , ,, 

Marling, Rev. F. H., D.D., New York. 
Miller, Mrs. Sarah, Baltimore, U.S. 
Miner, S. H. C, Granby. 
Moffat, Miss E., Scotland. 
Nelson, W. C, Portland, U.S. 
Nelson, Mrs. W. C, „ 
Nivin, Wm., Montreal. 
O'Haia, Henry, Toronto. 
O'Hara, Mrs. H., ,t 
O'Hara, Miss E. M., Toronto. 
O'Hara, Miss Lillian, n 
Parkyn, Mrs. Wm , Kingston. 
Perry, Wm. A., Yarmouth. 
Pim, Joseph, Toronto. 
Porteous, John, Boston, U.S. 
Porteous, Mrs. John, " 
Porteous, Miss M. , m 
Porteous, Geo., New Orleans. 
Porteous, W. M., St Louis. 
Porteous, Mrs. W. M., St. Louis. 
Porteous, Daniel, Toronto. 
Porteous, Mrs. Jessie, n 
Porteous, Miss A. n 

Porteous, Miss H. i< 

Porteous, Miss J. n 

Porteous, Thomas, Dalkeith, Scotland. 
Porteous, Mrs. T., „ „ 

Porteous, Helen, n n 

Porteous, (icorge, „ m 

Porteous, James, n m 

Potter, Mrs. E. H., New Y'ork. 
Reikie, Rev. T. M. Toronto. 
Ritchie, James, Somerville, U.S. 



Ritchie, Mrs. James, Somerville, U.S. 

Ross, W. R. Montreal. 

Ross, Mrs. W. R. Montreal. 

Robertson, Miss Jane, n 

Robertson, Miss Euphemia, Kingston. 

Robertson, Mrs. George, 

Robertson, Miss Etta, 

Robertson, Miss Annie, 

Robertson, W^illiam, 

Robertson, George, 

Robertson, Thomas H., 

Robertson, B. W., 

Robertson, Wm. A. 

Robertson, T. Hilliard, 

Robertson, Robert, Lanark. 

Robertson, William, Manitoba. 

Saer, Rev. J. B., B.D., United States. 

Saer, Mrs. J. B. it 

Sanderson, Thomas, Toronto. 

Sanderson, Mrs. J. R., London. 

Scholes, Francis, Montreal. 

Scholes, Mrs. Francis, « 

Scott, Mrs. W., Hamilton. 

Scott, Eben , Yarmouth. 

Sherman, Rev. B. B., B.L>., U.S. 

Smillie, W. C, Poughkeepsie, U.S. 

Smillie, Mrs. W. C, 

Spalding, Mrs. W. H., Lennoxville. 

Spence, David, Kingston. 

Spence, Mrs. D. , « 

Stephens, A. J., Ottawa. 

Stewart, R. D., Philadelphia, U.S. 

Turner, John, Toronto. 

Tyler, Rev. W. H., PittsBeld, U.S. 

Unsworth, Rev. J., '^'oronto. 

Unsworth, Mrs. J., r. 

Waddingham, W., New Mexico. 

Watson, Miss Lilias, Brooklyn, U.S. 

Welding, W. E. Brantford. 

Whitlaw, Mrs. Chas., Paris. 

Whitney, Mary, Montreal. 

Wickson, Mrs. P., Paris. 

Wilkes, Mrs. Dr., London, Eng. 

Wilkes, T. Holmes. 

Wilkes, Cybella, D., London, Eng. 

Wilkes, James, Brantford. 

Wilkes, Mrs. Jas., n 

Wilkes, Henry. 

Wilkes, Miss Annie, Brantford. 

Winks, George, Seattle, U.S. 

Wood, Rev. John, Ottawa. 

Wood, Mrs. .John, « 

Wood, Henry L., Ottawa. 

Wood, Peter W., Montreal. 

Woodrow, James, St. John, N.B. 



THE 

CONGREGATIONAL UNION 

OP 

ONTARIO AND QUEBEC. 



OFFICERS FOR 1899-1900. 

Chairman. 
For 1899— rev. JAMES W. PEDLEY, .... Londok, Ont. 
For 1900— EDMUND YEIGH, ESQ., .... Toronto, Ont. 



Secretary-Treasurer. 
REV. JOHN P. GERRIE, B.A., . 90 Langley Ave., Toronto, Ont. 



Statistical Secretary. 
REV. H. E. MASON, Georgetown, Ont. 



Minute Secretaries. 
REV. W. J. HINDLEY and REV. M. KELLY. 



MR. C. GURD, 
" J. R. UOUGALL, 
" W. D. LIGHT HALL, 
" S. P. LEET, 
" J. C. COPP, 

RE\^ A. F. McGregor, 
'« W. H. warriner, d.d 

" E. M. HILL, 



Union Committee. 

REV. MORGAN WOOD, 
" J. SCHOLFIELD, 
" THOS. HALL, 

" D. c. Macintosh, 

" J. W. PEDLEY, 

" H. S. BEAVIS, D.D. 

" J. K. UNS WORTH. 



Preachers. 

annual sermon, SUNDAY MORNING. 

REV. G. ELLERY READ. 

ALTERNATE. 

REV. J. SCHOLFIELD. 



(90) 



SOME OF OTIR YOUKGER PASTORS. 




Rev. F, J. L'AY, Shekbrooke, Que. 





Rev. a. Makgrett, Forest, Okt. Rev., J. L. Alexander. Middleville, Ont. 



CONSTITUTION. 



91 



CONSTITUTION. 



I.— That the name of this Association be " The Congregational Union of 
Ontario and Quebec." 

II. —That it shall consist of Congregational or Independent Churches, and 
of ministers of the same church order who are either in the pastoral office, or 
(being members of Congregational churches) are engaged in evangelistic or edu- 
cational service, approved or received at a general meeting, and those laymen 
who have been Chairmen of the Union and are members in any of their churches. 

III.— That this Union is founded on a full recognition of the distinctive 
principles of Congregational churches, namely, the Scriptural right of every 
separate church to maintain perfect independence in its government and admin- 
istration, and therefore, that the Union shall not assume legislative or adminis- 
trative authority, or in any case become a court of appeal. 

IV.— That the following are the objects contemplated in its formation : — 
1. To promote evangelical religion in connection with the Congregational denom- 
ination. 2 To cultivate brotherly affection and co-operation in everything 
relating to the interests of the associated churches. 3. To establish a fraternal 
correspondence with similar bodies elsewhere. 4. To address an annual or occa- 
sional letter to the associated churches, accompanied with such information as 
may be deemed necessary. 5. To obtain accurate statistical information relative 
to the Congregational churches throughout the British American Provinces. 6. 
To hold consultation on questions of interest connected with the cause of Christ 
in general. 

v.— To promote the accomplishment of these objects, and the eeneral inter- 
ests of the Union, an annual meeting of its members shall be held, each of the 
associated churches being represented by two lay delegates ; the meetings to be 
held at such time and place as may be appointed at each annual meeting. 

VI.— That the Officers of this Union be a chairman, secretary-treasurer, 
statistical secretary, minute secretary and committee, all to be chosen annually 
from its members, who shall execute the instructions of the Union, and prepare 
a docket of business for the annual meeting. 

VII.— That alterations may be made in this constitution at any annual 
meeting, providing that notice of such alterations has been given at the meeting 
next preceding. 



92 CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ONT. AND QUE. 



STANDING RULES. 



1. — Applications for admission to the Union, whether by churches or minis- 
ters, should be made in writing ; and after having been read to the Union, shall 
be referred to a standing committee on membership. Churches so applying shall 
present the written recommendation of three members of the Union. Ministers 
bearing regular letters of dismissal from a kiodred Congregational organization, 
and those who furnish evidence of having completed a course of study in the 
Congregational College of Canada, and having been ordained to the ministry, 
may be received at once on these grounds. Other ministers shall be required to 
bring proof of (1) their membership in a Congregational church ; (2) their ordi- 
nation to the ministry ; (3) if they have come from any other denomination, their 
good standing therein ; and they shall satisfy the membership committee in rela- 
tion to their literary acquirements, and their doctrinal and ecclesiastical views. 
(4) Should the membership committee be satisfied on these points and recommend 
the applicant for membership, the recommendation shall be filed with the secre- 
tary, and the application and recommendation shall then lie over until the next 
annual meeting, when a two-thirds vote of the members present shall be requisite 
for admission into membership. 

2. — The Union shall meet annually on the Wednesday after the first Sabbath 
in June, at 9 a.m., when, if the elected chairman be absent, a chairman pro tern. 
shall be chosen. After a devotional service, minute secretaries and reporters shall 
be appointed, the Report of the Committee presented, and the Standing Com- 
mittee on Business, Membership, Nomination and Finance, chosen on nomination 
by the Committee of the Union. At 11 a.m., the Union will rise, to give place 
to the Canada Congregational Missionary Society. 

3. — On \A'ednesday afternoon the Union will hold no public session, in order 
that time may be given to the work of several committees. 

4. — The Chairman's address shall be delivered on Wednesday evening. 

5. — On Thursday morning the Chairman for the next year shall be elected 
by ballot without nomination. Ballot papers shall be furnished to all members 
of the Union present, if recjuired ; and the votes shall be counted by scrutineers 
appointed by the chairman. If no candidate have a majority of the votes cast, 
the names of two persons having the highest number shall be reported, and another 
vote taken. The Union will adjourn at 11 a.m. on Thursday, in favor of the 
Canada Congregational Missionary Society. 

6. — The meetings shall be daily opened and closed with prayer ; the morning 
devotional exercises to extend to an hour. 

7.- No motion shall be discussed unless seconded; no member shall speak 
twice to the same motion without permission from the chair, and every motion 
shall be presented in writing by the mover, if required by the chair. 

8. — The members of the Union shall register their attendance with the 
Secretary in a book kept for this purpose. The minutes of the preceding day 
shall be read at the opening of each day's session, and the minutes of the last day 
at the close of the session. 



STANDING RULES 93 

9. — The church in whose locality the annual meeting shall be held, shall be 
requested to celebrate the Lord's Supper in connection with such meeting. 

10. — On Monday evening, during the sitting of the Union, a public meeting 
of the Union shall be held, the programme of which shall be arranged by the 
Union Committee. 

11. — Application shall be made by the Statistical Secretary, one month at 
least before the annual meeting, for statistics of the several churches, and a 
brief narrative of the state of religion among them, that he may prepare a con- 
densed narrative of the whole for the annual meeting, and for publication if so 
ordered. 

12. — A collection for the funds of the Union shall be made annually in each 
church, on or near the Lord's Day prior to the meeting. From this source, the 
Finance Committee, after providing for other necessary expenses, shall pay in 
full, if possible, the travelling fares of its ministerial members (provided always 
that no member of the Union whether ministerial or lay, attending the meetings, 
shall receive anything for travelling expenses, unless such ministerial member 
shall have contributed not less than one dollar, and the church represented by 
the delegate not less than five dollars to its funds) ; or if unable to pay in full, 
shall deduct from the claim of each, such equal amount as may be found neces- 
sary ; such payment shall not be made until after the final adjournment, except 
with leave of the Union. 

13. — The delegates from the Union to corresponding bodies, who may fail to 
fulfil their appointment by personal attendance, shall address these bodies by 
letter, communicating in substance such information and sentiments as they 
would furnish if they were present at their annual convocations. 

14. — All supplies of pulpits required during the Sunday in which the Union 
is in session, which are not otherwise provided for, shall be filled by the Nom- 
nation Committee in connection with the pastor of the church where the Union 
is held, and a copy of such appointment shall be posted on the door of the church 
where the Union is assembled. 

15. — In order to facilitate the introduction of properly accredited preachers 
to churches connected with this Union which may require pulpit snppl3', the 
secretary is authorized to send to secretaries or pastors of churches a list of 
preachers ; but on the understanding that only the names on the list shall be of 
those : 1. Who are pastors of churches in connection with the Union. 2 Who 
have been students of the Canada Congregational College, and who have left that 
institution with the confidence of the College authorities. .3. Who are carrying 
on their studies at the College, but who are certified by the Principal or Secre- 
tary as qualified to undertake preaching engagements. 4. Who have been pastors 
connected with the Union, and who are still members of the churches of the 
Union. 5. Who are recommended by a District Committee. 6. Who are accre- 
dited by the Congregational Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, England 
and Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the British Colonies, or by any Local Associa- 
tion, or National organization in the United States of America. 7. Lay preachers 
and evangelists accredited by any District Association. 



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CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ONT. AND QUE. 



CHURCHES CONNECTED WITH THE UNION. 



Alton, Out. 
Barrie, Ont. 
Belleville, Ont. 
Belwood, Ont. 
Bowmanville, Ont. 
Brantford, Ont. 
Brigham, Que. 
Burford, Ont. 
Caledon, South, Ont. (a) 
Canifton, Oat. 
Cobourg, Ont. 
Coldsprings, Ont. 
Cowansville, Que. 
Danville, Que. 
Durham, Que. (h) 
Eaton, Que. 
Edgar, Ont. 
Embro, Ont. 
Erin, North, Ont. (c) 
Fergus, Ont. 
Fitch Bay, Que. 
Forest, Ont. 
Franklin Centre, Que. 
Frome, Ont.- 

Garafraxa, First, Ont. (d) 
Georgetown, Ont. 
Granby, Que. 
Guelph, Ont. 
Hamilton, First, Ont. 
Hamilton, Immanuel, 0. 



Hawkesbury, Ont. 
Howick, First, Ont. (e) 
Humber Summit, Ont. (f) 
Kelvin, Ont. 
Kincardine, Ont. (g) 
Kingston, First, Ont. 
" Bethel, Ont. 

Calvary, Ont. 
Lanark Village, Ont. 
Listowel, Ont. 
London, First, Ont. 

" Southern, Ont. 
Manilla, Ont. 
Martintown, Ont. 
Maxville, Ont. 
Melbourne, Que. 
Middleville and Rosetta, 

Ont. 
Montreal, Zion, Que. 

Emmanuel, Que. 

Calvary, Que. 

Pt. St. Charles. 

Bethlehem, Que. 
Newmarket, Ont. 
New Durham, Ont. 
Ottawa, First, Ont. 

" Welcome Zion, 0. 
Paris, Ont. 
Pine Grove, Ont. 
Rugby, Ont. 



Sarnia, Ont. 
Scotland, Ont. 
Sherbrooke, Que. 
Speedside, Ont. 
Stanstead, South, Que. 
St. Andrews, Que. 
St. Catharines, Ont. 
Stouffville, Ont. 
Stratford, Ont. 
Tilbury, Ont. 
Toronto, Bond St., Ont. 

•' Zion, Ont. 

" Northern, Ont. 

" Western, Ont. 

«' Olivet, Ont. 
Parkdale, Ont. 

" Broadview Ave. 

" Hope, Ont. 

" Dovercourt, Ont. 

" Concord Ave., 0. 
Turnberry, Ont. (k) 
Unionville, Ont. 
Vankleek Hill, Ont. 
Vespra, Ont. (i) 
Warwick, Ont. 
Waterville, Que. 
Watford, Ont, 
Wingham, Ont. 
Winnipeg, Man. 
Woodstock, Ont. 



(a) "The Grange" P.O. (h) Ulverton P.O. ^c; Orange ville P.O. 
(d) Craigsholm P.O (e) Redgrave P.O. (f) Woodbridge P.O. (g) Tiv- 
erton P.O. (h) Wroxeter P.O. (i) Midhurst P.O. 



MINISTERIAL MEMBERS OF THE UNION. 



95 



MINISTERIAL MEMBERS OF THE UNION. 



Alexander, J. L., Middleville, Ont. 
Barker, Enoch, Toronto, Ont. 
Barnett, J. H., Bowmanville, Ont. 
Beavis, H. S., D.D. , Hamilton, Ont. 
Bentley, Hugh, Toronto, Ont. 
Black, Robert K., Granby, Que. 
Black, J, R., B A., Kingston, Ont. 
Bolton, Chas. E , Craigsholm P.O., Ont, 
Brown, J. L., Franklin Centre, Que. 
Clarke, W. F., Guelph, Ont. 
Claris, William H. A. , London, Ont. 
Collins, Wm., Pine Grove, Ont. 
Craik, Galen H., Waterville, Que. 
Currie, W. T., Chisamba, W. C. Africa. 
Daley, J. T., B.A., Burford, Ont. 
Day, F. J., B.D., Sherbrooke, Que. 
Day, B. W., Granby, Que. 
Duff, Charles, M.A., Brooklyn, N. S. 
Extence, George, Hamilton, Ont. 
Forbes, T. R., Acton, Ont. 
George, J. H., D.D., Montreal, Que. 
Gerrie, John P., B.A., Toronto, Ont. 
Goffin, J. VV., Wingham, Ont. 
Gray, M S., Laurel, Ont. 
Gunn, W. T., M.A., Embro, Ont. 
Hall, Thomas, Melbourne, Que. 
Hamilton, D. S , B.A., Montreal, Que. 
Hay, Robert, Eaton, Que. 
Hill, E. M., M.A., Montreal, Que. 
Hindley, John I., Ph.D., Guelph, Ont. 
Hindley, W. J. , Guelph, Ont. 
Hopkin, Robert, Montreal, Que. 
Horsey, H. J., Ottawa, Ont. 
Hyde, T. B., Toronto, Ont. 
Jackson, W. P. 
Johnston, William. 
Kelly, Matthew, Listowel, Ont. 
Macallum, D. , Kingston, Ont. 
Main, A. W., Danville, Que. 



Margrett, Albert, Watford, Ont. 
Mason, H. E., Georgetown, Ont. 
MacColl, Evan C. W., Forest, Ont. 
McAdie, James. 

McCormack, A., Coldsprings, Ont. 
McCuaig, J. A. C, Toronto, Ont. 
McEwen, J. D., Stouffville, Ont. 
McGregor, A. F., B.A., Toronto, Ont. 
McGuire, John, Kincardine, Ont. 
Macintosh, William, Ottawa, Ont. 
Macintosh, D. C, Lanark, Ont. 
McKillican, John, Montreal, Que. 
McKinnon, J., Pilot Mound, Man. 
Moore, Churchill, Ayers Flat, Que. 
Mote, W. H., D.D. 
Morton, J., Hamilton, Ont. 
Peckover, Horace. 
Pedley, H., B.A., Winnipeg, Man. 
Pedley, J. W., B.A., London, Ont. 
Pollock, A. F., Speedside. 
Pritchard, W. S., Granby, Que. 
Read, G. E., Rock Island, Que. 
RoutlifiFe, C. H., Toronto, Ont. 
Richardson, A. W., M. D., Kingston, Onl 
Salmon, John, B.A., Toronto, Ont. 
8cholfield, John, Brantford, Ont. 
Silcox, E. D., Paris, Ont. 
Skinner, George, Frome, Ont. 
Smith, Wm. W., St. Catharines, Ont. 
Unsworth, Joseph, Toronto, Ont. 
Unsworth, J. K., B.A., Scotland, Ont. 
AVarriner, W. H., B.D., Montreal, Que. 
Watson, W. H., Cowansville, Que. 
W^ebb, Thomas, Toronto, Ont. 
Wild, Joseph, D.D. 
Wood, John, Ottawa, Ont. 
Wood, Morgan, M.A., Toronto. 
Wookey, C. A., Toronto. 



96 



CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ONT. AND QUE. 



MINUTES OF THE FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE CONGREGATIONAL UJNION OF ONTARIO 

AND QUEBEC. 



The Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Congregational 
Union of Ontario and Quebec opened in the First Congrega- 
tional Church, Brantford, on June 7th, 1899, at 9 a.m., with 
Rev. James W. Pedley, of London, Ont., conducting the prayer- 
meeting. The following was the registered attendance at the 
Union : 

MINISTERS. 



Ashdown, Charles R., Watf.>rd, Ont. 
Alexander, J. L., Middleville, Ont. 
Baker, W. M., Woodstock, Oat. 
Beavis, H. S., D.D., Hamilton, Ont. 
Bolton, C. E , Belwood, Ont. 
Clarke, W. F., Guelph, Ont 
Claris, W. H. A., London, Ont. 
Day, F. J., B.D., Sherbrooke, Que. 
Daley, J. T., Burford, Ont. 
Extence, George, Hamilton, Ont. 
Gunn, W. T., MA., Embro, Ont. 
Gerrie, J. P., Toronto, Ont. 
Goffin, J. W., Wingham, Ont. 
Hamilton, D S. , Montreal, Que. 
Hay, R., Eaton, Que. 
Hall, Thomas, Melbourne, Que 
Hill, E. M., M.A., Montreal, Que. 
Hopkin, R., Montreal, Que. 
Kelly, M., Listowel, Ont. 
Legette, T., Edgar, Ont. 
Margrett, A., Forest, Ont. 



Ont. 



Mackenzie, G. A , Stratford, Ont. 
Macintosh, W.. Ottawa, Ont. 
Macintosh, D. C., Lanark, Ont. 
McKillican, J., Montreil, Que. 
McGregor, A. F., Toronto, Ont. 
MacColl, E. C. VV., Forest P. 0.^ 
Main, A. W., Danville, Que. 
Mason, H. E , Georgetown, Ont. 
McGuire, John, Kincardine, Ont. 
Pedley, J. W., B.A., London, Ont. 
Pritchard, W. S , Granby, Que. 
Richardson, A. W.,M. D., Kingston, Ont. 
Scholfield, J., Brantford, Ont. 
Silcox, E. D., Paris, Ont. 
Skinner, G., Frome, Ont. 
Smith, W. W., St. Cathaiines, Ont. 
VVood, John, Ottawa, Ont. 
Wood, Morgan, Toronto, Ont. 
Warriner, W. H., D.D., Montreal, Que. 
Watson, W. H., Cowans ville, Que. 



DELEGATES. 



Brantford, Henry Yeigh. 
Belwood, R Y. Blyth. 
Barrie, Robert Addison. 
Burford, Henry Cox. 
Brigham, Thomas A. Munroe. 
Cold Springs, C. C. Rosevear. 
Edgar, Percy Smith. 
Eaton, J. A. M. Rankin. 
Forest, Miss F. B. Rawlings. 
Garafraxa, Thomas McKee. 



Montreal, Point St. Charles, Charles 

Cushing. 
Maxville, R. B. Blyth, T. W. Munroe. 
New Durham, H. G. Rice, Mrs. Wm 

Robins. 
Paris, A. H. Baird, P. Adams. 
Rugby, Miss Bull. 
Scotland, Albert Foster. 
Sherbrooke, James Sangster. 
Speedside, A. E. Hamilton. 



MINUTES. 97 

Georgetown, Mrs. Barber. St. Catharines, E. J. Bracken. 

Guelph, F. Evans. Stouffville, George Robinson. 

Hamilton, First, A. Alexander. Toronto, Bond St., J. W. Clarke, 
Hamilton, Immanuel, W. Shawcross, Edmund Yeigh. 

J. Peart. Toronto, Northern, C. J. Spencer, ,1. 
Howick, J. A. Mair. C. Copp. 

Kingston, Calvary, A. B. Schrag. Toronto, Western, D. F. Milne, Wm. 
Kingston, Bethel, A. Secord. Woodley. 

London, Bert Mole. Toronto, Broadview Avenue, C. J. 
Montreal, Zion, Thos. Moodie, John Atkinson. 

Richards. Turnberry, William Stiff. 

Montreal, Calvary, J. R. Dougall, and Woodstock, James White, Mrs. White. 

another. Wingham, Robert Currie, Mrs. J. W. 
Montreal, Emmanuel, Charles Gurd, GofSn. 

0. R. Black. 

Personal Member. — Mr. S. P. Leet. 

Gorrespondiny Members. — Rev. H. F. Thomas, Rev. M. A. Shaver, A. Y. 
Massie M.D., Mr. R. G. Moffatt, Miss Melville, Mrs. W. T. Currie. 

At 10 a.rn. the Business Session opened, Rev. James W. 
Pedley, London, Ont., Chairman for the year, presiding, when 
the Union Committee by the Secretary, Rev. J. P. Gerrie, re- 
ported, recommending the following : 

Minute Secretaries. — Revs. J. W. Hindley and M. Kelly. 

Business Committee. — Revs. E. D. Silcox, Chairman; F. J. Day, and Messrs. 
J. C. Copp and F. Evans. 

Membership Committee. — Revs. John Wood, Chairman; W. H. Warriner 
D.D., H. S. Beavis, D.D., and Messrs. H. Cox and R. Y. Blyth. 

Nomination Committee. — Messrs. T. Moodie, Chairman ; A. H. Baird and 
J. W. Clarke. 

Reporters. — H. G. Rice, for Brantford Expositor ; R. B. Blyth, Courier , 
W. W. Smith, Congregationalist. 

The Secretary then read the Annual Report of the Com- 
mittee of the Union, as follows : 



98 CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ONT. AND QUE. 



THE FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT. 




HE present Union has abundant reason for entering 
upon its sessions with hope and encouragement. The 
welcome of the Brantford Church and the esteemed 
pastor, Rev. J. Scholtield, has been most cordial, and 
the prosperity attending their efforts in this beautiful city will 
be an inspiration to our gathering. We have reason, too., for 
encouragement because another year of blessing has been granted 
our Churches. Those who read the published accounts of the 
annual meetings, and the leports which have appeared from time 
to time, must feel that a brighter day has dawned for Congrega- 
tionalism in Canada. 

Nor is this belief gathered from the work of the Churches 
alone. Their societies and common interests will, we believe, 
report progress that will further the cause we hold dear at home 
and abroad. We would, therefore, congratulate our Home 
Missionary Society on the appointment of a Superintendent, the 
Foreign Society on the addition to our force at Chisamba, Africa, 
of a doctor and a mechanic, the College on the appointment of 
another Professor and the endowment of siill another chair, and 
The Canadian Congregationalist on its improvement and 
increased circulation. 

The Union also looks forward to a progranmie of interest 
and protit. Several important communications will be presented, 
among which are letters from the Congregational Union of 
Nova Scotia in reference to a Dominion Triennial Congrega- 
tional Council, the Toronto District Congregational Association, 
recommending a Twentieth Century Fund, and the Congrega- 
tional Club of Montreal favoring central agencies for the benefit 
of immigrants. After these communications are read to the 
Union, your Committee would recommend their reference to the 
Business Committee for further action. 

The various committees of the year have not been inactive, 
and will also be prepared to report. These will lie represented 
as follows : International Council, Rev. Prof. Warriner : Closer 
Relationship with Churches of Great Britain and the United 



FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT. 99 

States, Rev. A. F. McGregor ; and Sunday Observance, Rev. W. 
Macintosh. The Christian Endeavor and Sunday School Com- 
mittees have arranged for conferences, which will be held on 
Friday morning, when an interesting session may be expected. 
The reports of the Committee on Temperance and the delega- 
tion to the Dominion Alliance we would recommend for hearino- 
on Monday morning at the Temperance session. 

Certain changes in the programme are specially noted : 
Wednesday afternoon, which has hitherto been free from Union 
business, will be occupied with the consideration of the amalga- 
mation of our different societies as proposed by Mr. S. P. Leet. 
The morning prayer-meeting has been given half-an houi- 
instead of the usual time in years past. This we have done, not 
because we under- estimate the importance of the prayer-meet- 
ing, but because we feel that half-an-hour well occupied will be 
more profitable than twice this time with the meeting dragging. 
More time, it is also felt, is needed for the consideration of the 
various questions coming before the Union, all of which should 
be taken up with a like spirit of piayer to that which pervades 
the morning meeting. We have also arranged for an educa- 
tional evening, when the Revs. Dr. Warriner and Morgan Wood 
will deliver addresses. 

There are other features of the programme which we would 
particularly commend. The Union, always interested in public 
features, will hear with pleasure the paper by Rev. R. Hopkin, 
on " The Ideal State and How to Reach It," and be ready to 
enter upon a profitable discussion. " The Next Step in Temper- 
ance Reform," is another topic of absorbing interest, and in no 
better hands could the conference under this title be placed 
than Rev. E. D. Silcox's, of Paris. The Cromwell Tercentenary 
having aroused great interest on both sides of the Atlantic, your 
Committee have felt that this Union would be incomplete with- 
out some reference to, and inspiration from, the life of this great . 
Puritan statesman. We trust, too, that some deliverance will be 
made in connection with the International Peace Conference 
now in session at The Hague. 

In submitting this report, we would mention the death of 
one of our members who, though only twice at our annual 
gathering, was yet a most earnest advocate of all the interests 
of our Churches during his brief sojourn in Canada. Dr. Evans, 
pastor of Emmanuel Church, Montreal, has been called to a 



100 CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ONT. AND QUE. 

higher sphere of service, and this fact should impress every 
member of the Union with the need of faithful service in the 
life that now is. May we, therefore, enter with heart and soul 
and true brotherly devotion into the sessions before us, so that 
the Union of 1899 may be a blessing to the Churches and an 
honor to the Master. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. P. Gerrie, Sec. 



On motion, the report was received and adopted. 

Mr. C Gushing asked that his dissent at the shortening of 
the prayer-meeting hour be recorded. 

Letters of greeting were read from Rev. F. S. Fitch, D.D., 
Buffalo; Rev. Burford Hooke, London, England ; Rev. Principal 
George, now in England ; Rt^v. J. M. Austin, delegate from the 
Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick ; Rev. H. J. Horsey, 
Ottawa. 

Communications were received from Rev. J, M. Austin, 
Secretary of the Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, in 
reference to a Dominion Triennial or Quadrennial Council of 
the Congregational Churches ; Rev. J. McKillican, on behalf of 
the Congregational Club of Montreal, recommending central 
agencies for the benefit of Immigrants ; and Rev. G. Extence, 
Secretary of the Toionto District Congregational Association, 
asking the Union to consider a " Twentieth Century Fund." 

The following aj (plications were referred to the Member- 
ship Committee: — For membership. Revs R. J. Watt, Fitch 
Bay ; C. R. Ashdown, Watford ; and H. F. Thomas, Toronto. 
For transfer, Revs. G. T. Carr, H. Bentley, and Joseph Wild, D.D. 

Rev. Prof. Warriner, D.D., reported for the Committee on 
the International Congregational Council, and recommended 
that Mr. E. Yeigh be substituted for Mr. Wm. St. Croix, who 
will be unable to attend. The matter was referred to the 
Nomination Committee, with the request that alternate delegates 
be also named. 

On motion, the Union adjourned, to meet in the afternoon 
from 1.30 to 3.30. 

The benediction was pronounced by the Chairman. 



forty-sixth annual eeport. 101 

Wednesday Afternocjn. 

The Union re-assembled at 1.30, and after prayer and 
praise, the minutes were read and confirmed. 

Mr. S! P. Leet then presented the following motion, which 
was seconded by Mr. C. Gushing : — 

Resolved, — That it is desirable that the operations now carried on by the 
Congregational College of Canada, the Canada Congregational Missionary 
Society, the Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary Society, and the Con- 
gregational Publishing Company be placed under the direct control of the 
Churches, represented by delegates to be chosen annually. 

After a general discussion, the motion wa-i carried. 



Wednesday Evening. 

Rev. Thos. Hall, of Melbourne, read the Scriptures, and 
Rev. H. S. Beavis. D.D., of Hamilton, led in prayer. The 
address of welcome was given by Rev. J. Scholfield, Brantford, 
to which Rev. Wm. Macintosh, of Ottawa, replied. The Rev. 
J. W. Pedley, of London, then delivered the Annual Address 
from the chair, taking for his subject, " The Minister's Burden." 
The Union, after closing exercises, adjourned. 



Thursday Morning. 

The Union opened with a prayer-meeting, conducted by 
Rev. H. E. Mason, Geoigetown. 

The minutes of the two sessions were read and adopted. 

The Business Committee reported as follows : (1) That the 
delegate appointed by this Union to the Union of N. S. and 
N. B., confer with the Committee appointed by the latter Union, 
on the question of the Triennial or Quadrennial Council. 
(2) That Rev. John McKillican be heard on Friday morning at 
9.30, after routine business, on the question of Immigration. 
The Report was received and adopted. 

The Membership Committee reported, recommending, (1) 
That Rev. R. G. Watt and Rev. C. R. Ashdown be received as 
members. (2) That the application of Rev. H, F. Thomas be 
received, and, according to Rule 1, Sec. 3 and 4, lie over for 
action at the next Annual Meeting ; and that in the meantime. 



102 CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ONT. AND QUE. 

Mr. Thomas sit as a corresponding meml)er. (3) That letters 
of Transfer be granted to Rev. Hugh Bentley, to the Southern 
Division of the Devonshire Congregational Union, England ; and 
to Rev. G. Trotter Carr, to the Suffolk Congregational Union. 

The Report was received and adopted. 

Rev. A. F. McGregor reported for the Committee on Closer 
Relations with Great Britain and the United States ; and 
recommended the following Resolution : — 

That we, the representatives of the Congregational churches of Ontario 
and Quebec, Dominion of Canada, assembled at the Union Meetings in 
Brantford, June 7th-12th, 1899, in view of the spirit of fraternity which 
exists among the churches of our faith and order on both sides of the sea, 
and recognizing the bonds which unite the Anglo-Saxon race, both in peace 
and war— and remembering that Congregationalism has ever been a leading 
element in this Union — desire to express to our brethren in the Old Land 
and in the United States, our gratification at these manifestations of good- 
will and common sympathy ; and would assure them that we hail with 
delight the possibilities of even closer relationships being established. 

We, therefore, hold ourselves ever ready for any advance movement in 
this direction, which, in the good judgment of all concerned, may be deemed 
practicable. 

Resolved further, that a copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the 
respective Secretaries of the Congregational Union of England and Wales, 
and of the American National Council. 

The Report was received and adopted. 

Applications for membership were received from Rev. G. A. 
Mackenzie, Stratford, and Rev. W. M. Baker, Woodstock. 
Referred to the Membership Committee. 

It was voted that Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Moffat, Mrs. W. T. 
Currie, Miss H. Melville, and Dr. A. Y. Massey, be invited to sit 
as corresponding members. 

Letters of greeting were read from Mr. Hibbard, of St 
Andrews, and Rev. William Johnston, of Toronto. 

On motion it was Resolved, " That the Chairman be 
requested to deliver the manuscript of his address to Mr. E. 
Yeigh, with a view to as full a publication as may be possible." 

The election of Chairman for 1900 was then proceded with ; 
and on the second ballot, Mr. Edmund Yeigh, of Toronto, was 
declared elected. Mr. Yeigh briefly responded. 

Mr. R. B. Blyth then spoke on behalf of the Students' 
Home Missionary Society. 



FORTY- SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT. 103 



Moved by Rev. C. E. Bolton, seconded by Rev. Dr. Beavis : — 

Chat this Union cordially commend the Students' Missionary Society 
e sympathy and support of the Young People of the churches. Carried. 

Session closed with the benediction by Rev. W. F. Clarke. 



Friday Morning. 

The prayer-meeting at 9 a.m. was led by Mr. Edmund 
Yeigh ; whose subject was " The Magic Key." 

The minutes of the previous session were read and adopted. 
The Business Committee presented the following : — 

In regard to the Resolution of the Toronto District Association re 
"A Denominational Twentieth Century Fund," your Committee is of the 
opinion, that in consideration of the special effort being put forth to com- 
plete the $100,000 College Endowment Fund, we do not see our way clear 
to recommend the formation of such a Fund ; but would urge upon all our 
Churches increased liberality, so that Church debts be wiped out, and larger 
contributions made to our denominational Institutions, and thus, in a fitting 
and practical way, commemorate the advent of the Twentieth Century. 

Received and adopted 

The Nomination Committee recommended the name of Mr. 
Edmund Yeigh (in place of that of Mr. St. Croix), as Delegate 
to the International Council ; and also the following Alternates : 
Rev. A. F. McGregor, Mr. C. R. Black, Rev. Wm. Macintosh, 
Rev. Hugh Pedley. The Report was adopted. 

Communications from the Dominion Alliance, and the 
W. C. T. U. were referred to Temperance Committee. 

A Resolution from the C. C. Missionary Society, with refer- 
ence to a " Toronto Office," was referred to the following com- 
mittee : — Mr. H. O'Hara, Mr. J. C. Copp, Mr. Edmund Yeigh, 
Rev. A. F. McGregor, and Rev. Morgan Wood. 

Mr. C. R. Black presented an invitation on behalf of 
Emmanuel Church, Montreal, for the Union Meeting next year : 
which was unanimously accepted. 

A Young People's Conference was presided over by Rev. 
W. J. Hind ley. Addresses were given by Rev. W. S. Pritchard, 
on " The Intellectual Life of Our Young People " ; and Rev. 
J. K. Unsworth, on " Young Men and the Church." 

It was Resolve^, " That the Editor of The Congregation- 
alist be requested to publish the address of Mr. Unsworth." 



104 CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ONT. AND QUE. 

A Sunday School Conference was presided over by Mr. 
S. P. Leet, Montreal ; who read the Report of the S. S. Com- 
mittee, which was received and adopted. 

Emcv'^sv. M. a. Shaver was received as a corresponding member 
ofjthe Union. 

The Union adjourned. 



Friday Evening. 

The meeting w^as in connection with the Foreign Mission- 
ary Society ; Rev. T. B. Hyde, President, in the chair. Mrs. 
Coles, of Brantford, conveyed greetings of the Woman's Board. 
Addresses were delivered by Mrs. Currie, Miss Melville, Dr. 
A. Y. Massey and Mr. R. G. Moffat, outgoing missionaries. Rev. 
John Morton conveyed the greetings and well-wishes of the 
Union to the missionaries, and Rev. Dr. Warriner commended 
them, in prayer, to God. 



Saturday Morning. 

The Union opened with a prayer-meeting, conducted by 
Rev. D. S. Hamilton. Minutes of last session read and adopted. 
The Nomination Committee reported as follows : — 

For Secretary-Treasurer, Rev. J. P. Gerrie. 

Statistical Secretary, Rev. H. E. Mason. 

Union Preacher, Rev. G. Ellery Read. 

Alternate, Rev. J. Scholfield. 

Delegates to the Union of N. S. and N. B. — Rev. A. F. McGregor, Mr. 
Chas. Gurd, Rev. J. H. George, D.D., Rev. W. H. Warriner, D.D., Rev. 
F. J. Day, and Rev. A. W. Main. 

Temperance Committee and Delegation to Dominion, Alliance — Mr. H. 
O'Hara, Mr. C. J. Atkinson, Mr. J. D. Nasmich, Mr. J. R. Dougall, Mr. 
A. F. Jarvis, Rev. J. McKillican, Rev. H. J. Horsey. 

To Lord's Day Alliance — Mr. J. C. Copp, Rev. J. Wood, Rev. H. G. 
Thomas, Mr. Geo. Pim. 

Union Committee — Messrs. C. Gurd, J. R. Dougall, W. D. Lighthall, 
S. P. Leet, J. C. Copp, and Revs. A. F. McGregor, W. H. Warriner, D.D., 
E. M. Hill, Morgan Wood, J. Schoieeld, Thos. Hall, D. C. Macintosh, 
J. W. Pedley, H. S. Beavis, D.D., J. K. Uns worth. 

Delegate to the Union of England and Wales — Rev. John Scholfield. 
Sunday School Delegate:; — Mr. S. P. Leet, Rev. W, S. Pritchard, Mr, 
H. L. Thompson, Mr. C. J. Atkinson. 



FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT. 105 

Young People's Work— Rev. W. J. Hindley, Rev. J, K. Unsworth, 
Rev. R. B. Blyth. 

The Report was received and adopted. 
The Membership Committee reported, recommending — 
That the applications of Rev. George A. Mackenzie, of Rev. 
T. Legette, and of Rev. W. Moulding Baker be received. 
This Report was adopted. 
Moved by Mr. S. P. Leet, seconded by Mr. Chas. Gushing : — 

That Principal George, Mr. S. H. C. Miner, Rev. T. B. Hyde, Rev. 
Morgan Wood, Mr. H. O'Hara, Mr. E. Yeigh, and the mover and seconder, 
be a Committee to draft Constitution and By-Laws embodying the prin- 
ciple of the Resolution passed by this Union ; and to submit the same to the 
Churches and the Societies ; with the request to consider the same ; and 
report to the Union at its next meeting. 

Moved in amendment by Rev. Dr. Warriner, seconded by 
Mr. G. R. Black :— 

That the Committee already named be instructed to confer with the 
Societies, and endeavor to find out a satisfactory way, in which the prin- 
ciple involved in the Resolution already passed can be carried out. And the 
Report be read at the next meeting. 

On motion the amendment was lost; and the resolution 
carried. 

Moved by Rev. W. W. Smith, seconded by Rev. E. D. 
Silcox : — 

That the Congregational Union gratefully appreciates the courtesy of 
the City Authorities, in changing the place of their popular Friday evening 
concerts, so as to avoid disturbing our Missionary Meeting last night. — 
Carried. 

It was moved, " That the names of Rev. J. Wood, and Rev. 
F. J. Day be added to the Temperance Gommittee of 1899- 
1900."— Garried. 

Rev. Morgan Wood introduced the question of " Billeting." 
Referred to Business Committee. 

The matter of printing the Chairman's Address was re- 
ferred to Business Gommittee. 

Rev. R. Hopkin read a paper on " The Tdeal State, and 
How to Reach it." The paper was generally discussed. 

An invitation to the Union from Mr. John A. Leitch, Chair- 
man of the Brantford School Board, to visit the schools of the 



106 CONGEEGATIONAL UNION OF ONT. AND QUE. 

city, was read ; and, on motion, the invitation was received, and 
the thanks of the Union for the same ordered to be forwarded. 

Rev. H. E. Mason then read the Statistical Report. The 
report was received and adopted. 

Rev. A. W. Crawford was invited to sit as a Corresponding 
Membei-. Mr. Crawford briefly responded. 

Rev. John McKillican was heard regarding the question of 
Immigration ; and the following resolution was moved by Mr. 
McKillican, seconded by Rev. E. D. Silcox : — 

Whereas a little has been done on the part of our Churches to so care 
for, and direct emigrants from Britain, formerly connected with Congrega- 
tional Churches, as to assist them otherwise than financially, and prevent 
as far as possible their being absorbed by other Denominations, and lost to 
the family to which they belong : — 

Resolved, That this Union recommends that the Pastors and Churches 
take steps to secure a more cordial reception to Congregational strangers 
from the Fatherland, and hold themselves prepared to co-operate in such 
measures as may be suggested by the Pastors of Congregational Churches 
of Great Britain, with whom correspondence has already been opened on 
the subject. — Carried. 

The Nomination Committee recommended for the College 
Senate: — Revds. John Morton, John Scholfield, L>r. F. A. 
Stevenson, and Rev. Morgan Wood. Report received and 
adopted. 

The Minutes were then read and received, as corrected 
Meeting then adjourned to 8 p.m. 



Saturday Evening. 

The evening meeting was held in connection with the inter- 
ests of the College ; Mr. J. C. Copp, of Toronto, presiding. 
Addresses were delivered by Rev. Prof. Warriner, D.D., and Rev. 
Morgan Wood. 



Sunday, June 11th. 

The Annual Sermon was preached by Rev. Morgan Wood, 
of Toronto. 

The Communion Service was conducted by the pastor of 



FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT. 107 

the Church, Rev. John Scholfield ; who was assiisted by Rev. E. 
M. Hill, of Montreal. 

In the evening Rev, A. W. Richardson, M.D., of Kingston, 
pleached. 



Monday Morning. 

The Prayer Meeting was led by Rev, C. E. Bolton ; whose 
subject was, " The Gifts and Calling of God." 

In the absence of the Chairman and Minute- Secretaries, 
Rev. William Macintosh was elected Chairman jpro tern., and 
Rev. R. Hopkin Minute-Secretary pro tern. 

Mr. Thomas Moodie presented Report of the Finance Com- 
mittee ; stating that $2.00 would be deducted from expenses of 
delegates, and asking permission to pay. It was so ordered. 

Rev. R. Hopkin presented the following resolution, which 
was seconded by Rev. W. S. Pritchard : — 

That this Union recognizes the ever-increasing gravity of what is com- 
monly called " The Social Problem." 

That in our opinion the situation calls for earnest effort on the part of 
every follower of Christ towards its solution. 

And we therefore urge our members to a serious consideration and 
prayerful study of the question ; so that as " Congregationalists " we may 
be intelligently aggressive in the God-like work of "Social Reform." — 
Carried, 

Moved by Mr, D, F, Milne, seconded by Rev. W. F. Clarke ; 

That this Union desires to express its profound admiration and respect 
for Mr. John R. Dougall, in his successful efforts to give the Dominion of 
Canada the holy dream of his honored father — a progressive, clean, and 
Christian daily newspaper : an object-lesson to the daily press of Christen- 
dom. — Carried. 

Moved by Rev. A, F, McGregor, seconded by Rev. John 
Wood, and Resolved : — 

That in view of the importance of the "Home Department" of the 
International S. S. work, we would cordially commend the Home Study 
movement to the attention of our S. S. workers ; and would suggest that a 
report of its progress be arranged for at the S. S. Conference held in con- 
nection with the Union Meetings. 

The Business Committee submitted the following resolu- 
tions : — 



108 CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ONT. AND QUE. 

(1) That this Union place on record its sense of the great loss sus- 
tained by Canadian Congregationalism in the death of Rev. Dr. Evans, 
Pastor of Emmanuel Church, Montreal. By his scholarly attainments, his 
untiring zeal, and devoted energy, he left an impress upon the denomina- 
tional life that will not soon fade. 

In his readiness to undertake any work that might be assigned to him, 
and his fearless advocacy of what he believed was for the advancement of 
the Kingdom, he set an example that was well worthy of being followed. 
To the Church which mourns the loss of a faithful pastor, and to the family 
bereft of a loving husband and father, the warmest sympathies of the Union 
are extended. — Carried. 

(2) That whereas this Union has learned with much pleasure of the 
anticipated visit to our country of Rev. D. Burford Hooke, the esteemed 
Secretary of the Colonial Missionary Society, we recommend that the Sec- 
retary of our Union be requested, at his earliest convenience, to convey to 
Mr. Hooke our warmest greetings ; and to assure him of a most cordial 
welcome by all our churches. And further, we cherish the hope that his 
visit will tend to increase the interest of the Colonial Society in the work 
which our churches are seeking to do through the agency of our Home Mis- 
sionary Society. — Carried. 

The Temperance Committee presented the following re- 
commendations : 

(1) Tjiat we express to the Minister of Militia our pleasure and grati- 
fication at the abolition of the "Canteen " system in the Military Camps. 

(2) That we heartily commend the work of the Dominion Alliance ; 
and recommend that, if the funds permit, an appropriation be made to the 
same, from the funds of the Union. 

(3) That in reply to the communication from the Ontario W.C.T.U., 
re the use of cigarettes (so injurious to the young), we express our ap- 
proval of their efforts, and commend the movement to the sympathy and 
co-operation of the Pastors and Churches. 

(4) Whereas by invitation of the Government and Parliament of 
Canada, the people of this country, on 29th September last, pronounced 
their desire for the abolition of the traffic in alcoholic beverages ; 

And whekeas the Government has declared it inexpedient, in their 
judgment, on the strength of the vote then recorded, to enact a Prohibitory 
Law, for the suppression of the said traffic in this Dominion ; 

Therefore, Resolved. — That this Union would respectfully and 
earnestly urge the Government and Parliament of Canada, to grant to those 
Provinces which have voted for the suppression of the traffic, the power to 
enact such Prohibitory legislation as shall secure, within their several 
boundaries, the end they so anxiously desire. At the same time declaring 
our intention to continue our efforts to secure National Prohibition as the 
ultimate solution of the question. 

The Report was adopted. 

" The Next Step in Temperance Reform," was introduced 
by Rev. E. D. Silcox ; and generally discussed. 



FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT. 109 

The Membership Committee reported re application of Rev. 
Joseph Wild, D.D., for letter of Transfer, that they recommended 
his application lie over till next year ; and that the Committee 
be continued for the purpose. Carried. 

Rev. John McKillican closed the session with the bene- 
diction. 



Monday Afternoon. 

Session opened with prayer by Rev. A. F. McGregor. 
Minutes of previous session read and approved. 

The Business Committee reported as follows : — 

(1) That Mr. J. C. Copp be heard, re " The Lord's Day Alliance." 

(2) That we recommend the question of " Billeting " be discussed at 
the next meeting of the Union. 

(3) That the Union views with no little interest the meeting of the 
Great Nations of the East, through their representatives of the Peace Con- 
gress being held at The Hague, Holland. We cannot but express our 
thanksgiving to the Great Ruler of the Universe, that the conditions of 
Christianity and civilization are such as to make the Congress a possibility ; 
and that, for the first time in the history of the world, the rulers have 
taken counsel together as to the best methods of settling international dif- 
ferences, without resorting to the horrors of war. We earnestly pray God's 
blessing to follow the deliberations of the Congress. 

The Report was received and adopted. 
On motion of Rev. J. P. Gerrie, it was 

Resolved. — That this Union would record its appreciation of the well- 
merited honor conferred upon Rev. Prof. Warriner, by Victoria University, 
in granting him the degree of " D.D." We do this, not only because of a 
deserved recognition of scholarship, but because of another evidence of the 
good-will existing between two sister denominations. 

Revs. A. W. Richardson and J. Scholfield were also con- 
gratulated on obtaining the respective degrees of M.D., and 
Ph.D. 

Brief responses were made by these brethren. 

Moved by Rev. J. McKillican, seconded by Rev. J. Wood, 

That the Union having recently heard of the death of our esteemed 
brother, Rev. Alexander McGregor, who for several years was a member 
of this body, and during that period rendered valuable service : We place 
on record our loving respect for the memory and service of our departed 
brother, and sympathy with his widow and family : And that a copy of this 
Resolution be sent to Mrs. McGregor. 

Pasted by standing vote ; Rev. William Macintosh offering 
a brief prayer. 



110 CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ONT. AND QUE. 

A discussion on the question of The Lord's Day Observance 
was introduced by Rev. John Wood. 

It was moved, seconded and carried : — 

That Rev. John Scholfield be asked to speak on the Cromwell Ter- 
centenary this evening, instead of this afternoon. 

An adjournment was moved ; when Rev. W. F. Clarke 
closed with the benediction. 



Monday Evening. 

This session was opened with devotional services, led by 
Rev. J. T. Daley; after which the choir sang an anthem, 
" Lord of the Worlds Above ! "' 

Rev. Dr. Scholfield then delivered an Address on " Oliver 
Cromwell. " 

Addresses were also delivered by Rev. F. J. Day, on " The 
Dawn of the Twentieth Century," and by Rev. Dr. Beavis, on 
" The Relation of Christian Endeavor to the Churches." 

Rev. John Wood presented the following Resolution ; which 
was adopted : — 

That this Union cannot but deplore the growing laxity in regard to the 
Observance of the Lord's Day, as a Day of Rest, and Religious Worship 
and Instruction as seen in the running of Railway-trains, Street-cars, and 
Pleasure-boats on that day. That we deeply regret the action of the 
Dominion Government, in again opening the Canals for traffic during a 
portion of the Day ; the triumph of the enemies of the Day in the contest 
in Toronto and Ottawa ; and also the insidious evils resulting from the use 
of the Bicycle in Sunday outings : and earnestly hope that our Churches 
and Pastors will, both by teaching and example, use their utmost endeavors 
to preserve the sanctity of the Day. 

Further, we record our profound satisfaction, that the Christian 
people of England, of all denominations, by their faithful patriotic eflforts, 
have, for the second time, defeated the attempt to start Sunday Newspapers ; 
and trust the American Branch of the great Anglo-Saxon family will soon 
follow their example. 

Rev. E. D. Silcox, on behalf of the Business Committee, 
presented the following Resolutions, which were adopted : 

(1) That the Chairman, Rev. J. W. Pedley, B. A., has more than 
satisfied our expectations of him ; and that he has proven himself quite 
orthodox* ; and we recommend that his address be published in the Year 
Book. 

* This playful allusion of the mover of the Resolution, passed without 
special notice at the time ; but reproduced in " cold type," it might wrongly be 
supposed to infer some defence necessary. — Ed. 



FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT. Ill 

(2) That the Secretaries have been very faithful ; and have fulfilled 
their duties with satisfaction. 

(3) That the thanks of this Union are due to the Organist and Choir ; 
who, by their presence at all meetings, have helped and inspired us. 

(4) That we shall ever remember with grateful thought the kindness 
of the Brantford people, for their entertainment of the Union, while here 
we have stood on historic ground. The Church and friends have more 
than maintained their past record. 

(5) That the Annual Sermon by Rev. Morgan Wood was a masterly 
deliverance ; that if possible it should be printed, and placed in every Con- 
gregational home in Canada. 

(6) That we have appreciated the presence with us of former Pastors 
of the Brantford Church, Revs. John Wood and A. W. Richardson, M.D. ; 
and also the venerable Deacon James Wilkes, who has loyally stood by this 
Church for over half a century ; and we congratulate him on having entered 
upon his 91st year. May his bow abide in strength for all the years to 
come ! 

(7) That we greatly enjoyed the beautiful spread provided for us on 
Thursday evening, by the ladies of this Church. 

(8) That the thanks of this Union be given to The Press, for their 
carefully-prepared reports; and for the faithful portraiture of some of the 
prominent members. We specially thank the "Globe" and "Daily Wit- 
ness," for numerous copies of their issues, through their representatives, 
Messrs. Yeigh and Richards. 

(9) That we greatly appreciate the electric ride on the street-cars ; 
and the drive and bicycle run to Bow Park Farm, and Mohawk Church. 

(10) That we thank all who have helped to render service, and to 
make our meetings a success ; not forgetting the Caretaker of this Church. 

(11) That the minutes of the previous session, and this, be "taken 
as read " ; and that after the usual closing exercises, the Union stand 
adjourned, to meet in Montreal next June. 

After singing, and the benediction, the Union adjourned. 



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THE CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ONTARIO AND 

QUEBEC. 



Financial Statement, June, 1899. 



Balance from 1898 $ 98 02 

Contributions from the Churclies and Personal Subscriptions 360 80 

Collections at Union, Saturday evening 12 57 

" " Monday " 4 16 



Total $ 475 55 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Printing Pamphlet, Congregational Fathers $ 29 50 

Statistical Secretary's Expenses 10 25 

Chairman and Secretary's Expenses to Brantford 6 25 

Secretary's Honorarium 50 00 

Union Programme and Ballot Papers ...... 3 50 

Stationery, Postage and Express 3 00 

Printing in Year Book 8 78 

Ministers' and Delegates' Expenses 353 65 

Balance 10 62 



Total $475 55 

J. P. GERRIE, 

Secretary- Treasurer. 
THOMAS MOODIE, 

Chairman of Finance Committee, 
Brantford, June 12th, 1899. 



FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT. 113 



STATISTICAL SECRETARY'S REPORT. 



Mr. Chairman and Brethren : — 

In presenting the Statistical Report this year I beg to 
remind you that, under the new regulation, the report does not 
cover the period from May 8th to May 8th, as formerly — 
but that of each church's year, the returns being taken from 
each church as presented at their annual meeting. 

It is, therefore, impossible on this occasion to lay before 
you a comparative statement, because the returns for this year 
include, on an average, about four months of the period reported 
in last year's returns. 

The virtue in the new regulation has not accomplished a 
perfect work. In spite of the extension of time given for filling 
in the returns, and also the less arduous work devolving upon 
the local secretaries, the churches have not as promptly, nor as 
fully, responded as could be desired. We hope for a decided 
improvement in this respect next year. 

Beginning with the Province of Quebec, fourteen out of 
nineteen churches have reported ; thirteen Sabbath Schools and 
seven Y. P. S. C. E. 

From the returns of the fourteen churches we find the 
average attendance at church services to be 1,665. The total 
under pastoral care, 4,180. Total church membership, 1,621. 

In the thirteen Sabbath Schools reporting — there are 133 
teachers, 1,145 scholars on the roll, with an average attendance 
of 843. $990 has been raised, and 47 have joined the church 
from the Sabbath School. The largest school of the Province is 
that of Zion Church, Montreal, which reports 250 scholars, with 
an average attendance of 189. 

In the seven Y. P. S. C. E. reporting — there are 135 active 
members, 41 associate, 1 joined the church, and $31 was the 
amount raised. 

Of the nineteen churches in the Province of Quebec — 16 
are under regular pastoral care, 1 reports under student supply, 
and 2 are vacant. 



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PROVINCE OF ONTARIO. 

Fifty-three churches report. I cannot tell how many should 
report. Some seventy sets of blank forms were sent out. Fifty 
Sabbath Schools report and thirty-nine Y. P. S. C. E. 

The average church attendance is given at 6,778 ; total under 
pastoral care, 12,628 ; total membership is 5,429. 

In the fifty Sabbath Schools there are: 538 teachers; 4,739 
scholars on the roll ; 3,862 average attendance ; 104 joined the 
church ; $3,567 the amount raised. 

The largest Sunday School of the Province and of the Union 
is that of Bond St. Church, Toronto, which reports 315 scholars 
on the roll. 

The thirty-nine Societies of C. E. report: 914 active mem- 
bers ; 362 associate members ; 67 joined the church ; $340 amount 
raised. 

Of the fifty-three churches reporting, 3 pastorates are vacant, 
two are under student supply ; the others report themselves as 
being under regular pastoral care. 

In the two provinces, the 67 churches reporting rai.sed 
$94,000. 

The total amount of debt on the same number of churches 
is $190,000. 

Your Secretary regrets that a more complete and interest- 
ing report cannot be presented, but trusts that this one will not 
be without some interest and satisfaction. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

Harry E. Mason, 

Statistical Secretary. 



CHAIRMAN S ADDRESS. 



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CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS. 



CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC. 



BY REV. JAMES W. PEDLEY, LONDON, ONT. 



"THE MINISTER'S BURDEN." 




N following out the time-honored custom of 
delivering the Chairman's address, I am sus- 
tained by the thought that I have the 
sympathy, certainly, of all those present 
who have passed through this ordeal. As 
to those who will compare this humble effort 
not with what they have done, but with 
something infinitely grander which they 
intend to do, when they are called, in the 
discipline of Providence, to occupy this 
position, I have this sweet consolation, 
that " Time brings its revenge." The pre- 
paration of this kind of a deliverance is the easiest thing in the 
world, till you come to do it ; then it fairly bristles with dif- 
ficulties. I can assure you that I approach my task in the 
proper spirit of humilit}'. 

Before dealing with the subject proper, it will be in order 
to congratulate ourselves, that we have chosen so beautiful a 
place for our meeting. Brantford is a delightful city, and her 
citizens may well be proud. Nature and art have conspired to 
produce a result, against which none can cavil. We feel at 
home already, and expect to feel more so as the days go by. 



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We are glad to meet, too, in this church, which has had such a 
noble history, and rejoice with our friends here, and their 
energetic pastor in the evidences of prosperity. 

1 have chosen as my subject " The Minister's Burden." I 
do not intend to speak in a dolorous strain or unduly magnify 
the difficulties, but wish to consider the vocation of the Chris- 
tian ministry as it appears to-day, noting the demands which 
press upon us, owing to changed and changing conditions. And 
I am sure you will all agree with me that it is a serious thing 
to have received this ministry. It is not merely getting a living, 
nor occupying a position, nor representing a sacredotal system. 
It is not simply the possession of eloquence, learning, tact, and 
it may be, a particular conception of truth. The serious thing 
is that we are administrators for Jesus Christ. As the Apostle 
put it, "we are ambassadors for Christ." That is, we are to take 
His place before the world and in the world. We are to do His 
work ; we are to interpret His message in present day language ; 
we are, in short. His representatives. As He Himself has said, 
" Ye are my witnesses." 

Now, I say, that is not easy. It is not easy to be a real 
minister of Jesus Christ. It is easy to play at it, to put on the 
minister's dress, to go through a round of ministerial duties. 
But to be, in one's own generation, a real representative of 
Jesus Christ, to be a true exponent of His teachings, to apply 
those teachings to all the phases of modern life, is not easy. 
It is exceedingly difficult, and the more honest one is, and the 
more earnest, the more difficult it is. That' is one side of it ; 
the other is, that the present day ministry is one of unparalleled 
opportunity and measureless scope. That is 'its compensation. 
He who is fitted to receive it, and is able, even in part, to dis- 
charge its obligations, holds a position that is unrivalled. 

THE INTELLECTUAL PROBLEM. 

It is our duty, and at the same time our privilege, to 
minister to men, that is to serve them, by dealing with their 
intellectual difficulties. We have to be religious teachers, when 
teaching was never so difficult. That is to say, we do not stand 
in the place of unquestioned authority, as our fathers did. I 
will not say that the age is unbelieving, it is not ; but it is rest- 
less, uncertain, critical. It does not hesitate to pass judgment 



chairman's address. 117 

upon our utterances, and will reject what of our message it 
thinks is false. Men have not lost faith, or interest in the 
great truths which have been the pulpit themes for centuries, 
but they have not the same old-time belief in the verbal forms 
which contain them. Nothing is too sacred for investigation. 
Statements that have been received as axiomatic, self evident, 
or sufficiently vouched for, are met in our time with the mark 
of interrogation. And, while this makes our task more difficult, 
I wish to emphasize the fact, that it is our privilege, our oppor- 
tunity, to meet and guide this disposition to investigate. And 
in order to do that we must frankly recognize it. The scientific 
spirit which has wrought such marvellous results in later years, 
revolutionizing the thoughts of men, as regards the universe, 
changing all their notions as to the origin and growth of this 
world of ours, begetting other views as to the development of 
its living organisms, not excluding that of man himself, that 
spirit has invaded the department of religion. It is useless to 
deny it ; it is better to meet it and meet it fairly. It was bound 
to come. It has been coming since the days of Luther. To-day 
it is upon us with power. The age is revising its beliefs in 
everything ; the mere antiquity of a dogma counts for little 
now. There are no priests anywhere whose words are received 
as infallible. Our message falls upon an age that is eager, 
questioning, alert. And w^hile, sometimes, as we think with 
envy of how our fathers preached and how they stormed the 
hearts of men with doctrines unquestioningly believed, we turn 
discouraged to our own wide-eyed, mentally vital, incredulous 
generation Nevertheless, great is our privilege to serve this 
inquiring spirit, to show to our fellows that under all forms, 
and creeds and antique statements, there lie truths indes- 
tructible, that have their echo in the soul, that were born out 
of the needs of men, not in the brains of philosophers ; that are 
just as essential to us, and as satisfying, as they were to by- 
gone generations, though we have broken and thrown away the 
ancient forms. 

It is ours to show that science has not banished God from 
the universe, but that it has rather revealed him to us. It has 
opened up for us doors, long shut against us, so that we are 
beginning to feel the vastness of our Father's house. It has led 
us into rooms filled with beauty and treasure, of which our 



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fathers never knew and never dreamed. It has made moie 
luminous and meaningful the splendid declaration of the 
Psalmist, " The heavens d^clare the glory of God, and the 
firmament sheweth his liandywork." And though some con- 
ceptions have had to go, yet in their place have risen structures 
beside which our old ideas were as mean and petty huts. We 
have gained more than we have lost by the teachings of science. 
Then it is ours to mediate between the very old and the 
very new as regards Biblical ideas. It is ours to shew that 
christian scholarship has not destroyed the Bible, nor invali- 
dated its real authority. That it should be overhauled and 
critically examined was inevitable. It is an age of literary re- 
vision. The light of modern knowledge has been turned upon 
the ancient books of all countries, all religions. We could not 
hope to escape. Literary criticism has, in our day, become a 
science of which our fathers did not, and could not, know any- 
thing. How shall we meet this critical spirit ? Shall we turn 
upon it as a spirit of evil, scorning it, denying it, resisting it ? 
Or shall we accept its certified results in a spirit of friendship ? 
We must do either. We cannot ignoi e it. And, if we are wise, 
I think we can show to the fearful and the timid that there is 
no cause for fear. The Bible does contain the word of God. It 
is full of meat and drink for hungry and thirsty souls. That 
it is just as true now as before ever a critic was born, that 
" Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy 
Ghost." That it stands, not upon questions of dates and authors 
and obscure passages, but upon great truths, that strike the soul 
as tiue, the revelation of a God just and merciful, the eternal 
hatred of sin and its inevitable punishment, the love of righteous- 
ness and its everlasting reward. That after all investigation it 
still stands of all books, the Book, unimpaired in those essential 
features, because of which it has gripped and still grips the 
heart and conscience of men. 

The thoughts of men to-day turn, as never before, to Jesus 
Christ. They are trying to find his place in modern theology ; 
they are trying, earnestly, to explain Him in the light of modern 
ideas. " After all," said a man to me, " that is the question — 
the main qufstion, the only question — What was Jesus ? What 
is the meaning of His life and death." A.nd if one is dumb here 
he may be silent always. Said a great preacher once, as he 



chairman's address. 119 

mapped out his work and laid down the lines of his preaching, 
" I determined to know nothing among you save Jesus Christ 
and Him crucified." That was his judgment, and I am inclined 
to think we have not advanced beyond his position. The 
ministry without Christ, and without a crucified Christ, must 
certainly be devoid of power. And yet, more persistently than 
ever, comes up to us the question, What does it mean ? What 
is the heart of this thing ? and the answers of other days will 
not answer now, for men's ideas have changed ; the perspective 
is not the same. Charles Kingsley has lived and his thoughts 
still live, Stanley has lived and taught, Beecher has lived and 
taught, Phillips Brooks has lived and taught ; their work abides 
and reappears in other men. The world is not the same. And 
though it is ours still to preach Christ, to preach the sacrifice, 
it is necessary to divest our teaching of those crude and almost 
barbarous notions that have come down to us from other days. 
They have had their place and were suited to their time, but we 
have moved away, I will not say advanced, but certainly have 
changed our positions. The constructive preaching of our time 
is not easy ; and any other is vain. And yet it is a noble task 
it is a privilege beyond all others, to possess the keys of the 
Kingdom of Heaven, and open the doors to night-beehadowed 
souls. 

I think we are not wise, if we fail to recognize that the 
change, revolution indeed, in our ideas of the cosmogony, make 
a resetting of our theological ideas imperative. It is not a 
matter of choice, but of necessity. Dr. Denny has told us that 
the first chapter of Genesis is not science, and that the third 
chapter is not history. Such a statement, made by a conserva- 
tive theologian, in a carefully prepared address to a theological 
seminary, is profoundly significant. It indicates, as the wildest 
radical utterance could not, how far we have travelled from the 
place our fathers occupied. It would seem as if the ground of 
much of our theology were cut away. Men have linked three 
things together : (1) The primal, exalted condition of man 
(Adam) ; (2) His fall from that lofty height, incurring the 
Divine displeasure; (3) The atonement, by which that original 
position is regained and Divine favor restored. These three 
positions cover all the ground, and theology sits secure. The 
two first sufficiently explain the third. Bu': if geology has 



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shattered the first and criticism has destroyed the second, is 
there a place for the third ? Have physical science and biblical 
criticism made of none effect the atonement ? Has the greatest 
of all doctrines, which has appealed more than all others to the 
Christian consciousness, which, through the ages, has stirred the 
hearts of men to deepest feelings, and has inspired the noblest 
sacrifice and the most loyal devotion, which has been an ark of 
safety to multitudes, gone down in this modern deluge ? Have 
men, across the wastes of sin and sorrow, been pushing their 
way hopefully toward what seemed a steady, shining, welcome 
light, only to find that it is a lusus naturce, an ignis fatuus — 
will of the wisp — a false light, which has finally disappeared, 
leaving them to struggle in a worse case, with no light at all ? 
That is the problem we must face. It is part of the minister's 
burden. It is ours to show as a result of altered conditions, 
that the cross is still supreme ; that it stands ever more the 
objective revelation of the subjective processes of the Divine 
mind ; that the Lamb slain from the foundations of the world 
is the type of the eternal sorrow, the eternal suffering, the 
eternal hatred of sin, " the invisible passion and sacrifice of the 
Godhead." It is ours to present it as a great fact, the object 
lesson to men of the exceeding goodness of God, and the exceed- 
ing sinfulness of sin ; a door of hope, for it reveals to men that 
God is on their side, fighting for them, and with them against 
the encroachment of evil ; and " if God be for us who can be 
against us " ? 

It is ours in short to show to men that the religion of Jesus 
is a reasonable religion, not intellectual, but reasonable. It fits 
in with our life and its needs. It meets us at every point, and 
covers not only the life that now is, but amply provides for the 
larger existence of which this life is but a part and a pre- 
paration. 

THE PAROCHIAL PROBLEM. 

But the minister's work is not only, or mainly intellectual. 
He has to deal with more practical and more common problems. 
He has to bear the burden of sorrow and trouble with his people. 
He is different from, and more, far more, than the lawyer or the 
doctor, though dealing often with the same phases of life. But 
he occupies a different standpoint. He has to face the grim 



chairman's address. 121 

problem of pain, disappointment, failure, death. He has to be a 
vicar to the people. We dissenters have discarded the word, 
but it is full of meaning. It was said of old in reference to the 
great Servant of God, '• Surely he hath borne our griefs and 
carried our sorrows." And as he did, so must his follower do. 
He must explain somehow, and justify when he can, those 
darker processes of life, by which in His providence, God is 
educating men as individuals and as communities. When he 
can neither explain nor justify, he must be comforter, helper, 
friend. There is great need for him here. For life, for most, is 
not so easy. It is a great battle-field, and men grow discouraged, 
sometimes hopeless. The minister must speak the cheery word, 
and often he must do it when feeling the [pressure of his own 
difficulties ; for he does not live in Paradise. He has his own 
frets and worries, and anxieties and sorrows. But these he 
must put away, for he is the minister, the servant of all. It is 
difficult, but beautiful. To be in the community, a centre of 
kindly influence, a personality charged with moral and spiritual 
force, to whom all may come, to be, not an ecclesiastic, but a 
man full of sympathy with his fellow men, applying the great 
gospel of the grace of God, and the love of God to their besetting 
troubles, what can be nobler than that ? It may not be easy, . 
but it is divine. And then, too, he will learn, that that portion 
of his labor, about which he is most solicitous is the most un- 
satisfactory. The results are indefinite. In anything else men 
can see what they do, can know when it is done, can measure 
their work and appraise its result ; with the minister it is not 
.so. He wrestles not with flesh and blood, but against principles 
and powers. His enemies are invisible. He sows the seed, but 
may not reap the haivest, or know if there be a harvest. He 
lays a foimdation but may not erect the building. He is trying 
to save men in the highest and best sense, but his most earnest 
efforts seem oftentimes in vain. Every minister must feel, 
sometimes, that he is like John the Baptist in this respect at 
least, that he is " the voice of one crying in the wilderness," his 
message falling upon space, with no response but the echo of his 
own speech. The temptation comes to all of us sometimes to 
say, "Is it any use"? Jesus felt it — "Shall the Son of Man 
find faith upon the earth ? " It is not abundant. The lack of 
it is part of " The Minister's Burden." 



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THE SOCIAL PROBLEM. 

But the minister has not only to deal with the intellectual 
difficulties of our time in a brave and fearless spirit, he has not 
only to minister to the needs of his parish in the pastoral way, 
but he must keep himself in touch and sympathy with the great 
world outside, the world of industry and commerce, and politics 
and social life. The church has a message to these. When 
all the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our 
God and his Christ," we may be sure that its business and poli- 
tics and social life, shall he under his sway and shall be governed 
by his principles. So far the prophesy is unfulfilled One has 
only to read the Golden Rule, the Sermon on the Mount, and 
then look out upou the world where selfish interests are scrambling 
and grappling in hand-to-hand fight, to realize what a ghastly 
mockery of Christian teaching is our present civilization. 

The minister must speak the message to these, a message 
that is sometimes plain and may be unhesitatingly declared, but 
sometimes it is not so plain. It is not easy to know what is 
right, what is the true thing to say sometimes. But because it 
is difficult, it is not therefore to be shirked. The problems press- 
ing upon us in our time must be faced. We cannot shelter our- 
selves behind the old time division of " sacred " and " secular." 
We cannot say, " These things are secular, they are not for us. 
Our business is sacred." There is no sacred and no secular. 
All is sacred. The teaching of Jesus must have application in 
all these departments. In his own life-time he touched them 
and spoke of them, and the men who came after him, full of his 
spirit, as well as the great prophets who went before him, had 
a vital message to their times, and preached a practical righteous- 
ness before which evil quailed. And shall we be dumb ? Can 
we, while there is robbery of the poor and the hireling is 
oppressed in his wages ? While great fortunes are being made 
in ways that cannot bear the light of day, while monopoly, and 
" trust " and " combine " are making men ponder seriously the 
question. Is it wealth against commonwealth ? while the evil 
spirit of unhealthy competition has only been driven out to make 
room for a more cruel devil, while legislatures are corrupt, and 
business dishonest, and society superficial or unclean, while the 
great forces of this century — steam and amazing machinery and 
electricity, are fast becoming whips to flagellate the poor, and 



chairman's address. 123 

while drunkenness and gambling, and infidelity and licentious- 
ness, like prowling camp-followers, haunt the field of battle — 
shall we, the representatives of Jesus, hie us away to the cloister, 
where the noise of battle never comes, shut in from its dust and 
desperate effort, and grimy struggle ? It can't be done ! Too 
much has it been done, and to-day we face the appalling spec- 
tacle, especially in the great centres of population, of a church 
disowned of the people. Between us and them a great gulf 
fixed. We have brought upon ourselves the deserved taunt from 
politicians and saloon-keepers, and grasping, greedy commercial 
thieves, "You mind your business and we'll mind ours." The 
taunt is fast losing its sting, because it grows less true. We are 
blind if we do not see on every side the signs of revival of in- 
terest, on the part of the church, in the human life of the world. 
Many of our noblest leaders in England and America are facing 
the problems of industrial and social life, earnestly and wisely. 
They are trying to give efiect to the matchless prayer, " Thy 
Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, even as it is in 
Heaven." 

It is part of our burden, that we must take our place in the 
wonderful, rushing life of our time, which is so full of puzzling 
complications, when the lines of interest cross and recross in all 
directions. It is ours to proclaim the great doctrines and teach 
men if we can, how to apply them to every phase of living, 
love to God, and love to men. It is ours to preach it on the 
street, in the market-place, in the humming factory, in the home, 
everywhere, the Rule of Gold, " Whatsoever ye would that men 
should do unto you, do ye also unto them." 

And, said the great Apostle, the Prince of Preachers, first 
in the order of time, chiefest in the order of merit, the model 
for all time for the faithful minister, after recounting its heavy 
responsibilities, its disappointments and at the same time its 
glorious possibilities, " Seeing we have received this ministry 
we faint not. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed. 
We are perplexed, but not in despair ; persecuted, but not for- 
saken ; cast down, but not destroyed : for which cause we faint 
not. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh 
for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while 
we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things 
which are not seen — the things which are seen are temporal, the 



124 CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ONT, AND QUE. 

things which are not seen are eternal." Like Moses of old, he 
endured as seeing him who is invisible. Not in the spirit of 
fear, or despair, or discouragement did he take up his work, but 
in the splendid optimism born of faith in God. And in the end 
He said, " I have fought a good tight, I have kept the faith." To 
this ministry we have been called, to this service, beyond all 
other, beneficient and divine. May it be ours to fulfil it in its 
entirety, to be faithful administrators of the high and holy trust ; 
that, when for us the day ends and the night settles down, we 
may enter the larger ministry that lies beyond, and " receive 
the crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous judge, 
shall give us at that day ; and not to us only, but unto all them 
that love his appearing." 




THE CANADA 

Congregational Foreign Missionary Society. 



Officers and Committees for 1899-1900. 



President 
EEV. T. B. HYDE, Toronto. 

Vice-President 
MRS. T. MOODIE, Montreal. 

Secretary 
REV. E. MUNSON HILL, M.A. 



Treasurer 
REV. W. T. GUNN, B.D. 

Executive Committee 



REV. W. H. WARRINER, D.D., 
REV. D. S. HAMILTON, B.A., 
REV. L. ELLERY READ, 



MISS DOUG ALL, 

C. T. WILLIAMS, Esq., 

S. P. LEET, B.C.L. 



Board of Directors 



REV. HUGH PEDLEY, B.A., 

REV. W. H. WATSON, 

REV. W. S. PRITCHARD, B.A., 

MISS STOWELL, 

MISS RAWLINGS, 

MRS. A. JENKINS, 

MRS. J. D. NASMITH, 

MISS WATSON. 



B. W. ROBERTSON, Esq., 
CHAS. DUFF, Esq., 
H. E. HUME, Esq., 
HENRY YEIGH, Esq., 
JAMES WHITE, Esq., 
HERBERT BARKER, Esq., 
MRS. D. MACALLUM, 



(125) 



126 FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

CONSTITUTION. 



This Corporation shall be called The Canada Congregational Foreign 
Missionary Society. 



II, — object. 

The object of this Society shall be to spread the knowledge of the Gospel 
among the heathen and other unenlightened people. 

III. — MEMBERSHIP. 

The members of this Society shall be persons subscribing $2 annually, 
ministers of all contributing churches, one other representative from each 
church contributing $10 annually, and two representatives from each church 
contributing $50, or over, annually, and each year the delegates appointed from 
any church to the Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec shall be dele- 
gates to this Society, provided that church be entitled to be so represented. 
Every benefactor making a donation of $40 at one time shall be a life member. 

IV. — officers. 

The officers of this Society shall consist of a President, Vice-President, 
Secretary, Treasurer and Board of Directors, to be elected at the annual meeting 
of the Society. 

V. — MEETINGS. 

An annual meeting of the Society shall be held on the Thursday following 
the first Sunday in June, at the place where the Congregational Union of 
Ontario and Quebec assembles. 

VI. — AMENDMENTS. 

This constitution can be amended by vote of two-thirds of the members 
present at any annual meeting of the Society, notice of the proposed alteration 
having been given in two successive numbers of the *' Canadian Independent."* 



BY-LAWS. 



I. — FUNDS. 



All funds arising from donations, legacies, subscriptions or otherwise, 
shall be lodged by the Treasurer, as soon as collected, with some chartered 
bank, to be named by the Executive Committee. Money can be drawn from 
such accounts only by cheques, signed by the Secretary and Treasurer, but the 
President or Vice-President may sign for either in their absence. 

"NowCatuidian Congregationalist. 



BY-LAWS. 127 



II. — MANAGEMENT. 

The Board of Directors shall consist of not more than twenty-five members 
of the Society, including the officers, and shall be elected at the annual meeting, 
who shall have full charge and power for the administration of the affairs of the 
Society. Immediately after their election they shall appoint an Executive 
Committee, and such other committees as they shall deem expedient for the 
interests of the Society. The Executive Committee shall have all the powers of 
the Board of Directors between the meetings of that Board, and shall consist of 
the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and six other members, 
together with two members of the Woman's Board, to be appointed by that 
Board, and who are members of this Society. 

III. — MEETINGS. 

The Board of Directors shall meet at least once during the year, imme- 
diately before the annual meeting of the Society, at the call of the Secretary, 
to prepare reports, and a list of officers and committees to be nominated at the 
annual meeting, as well as to transa(!t any other business connected with the 
interests of the Society. 

IV. — PRESENTATION TO CHURCHES. 

The work of the Society shall be presented, and a Foreign Missionary 
sermon preached, in each of the churches of the constituency at least once in 
each year. The Executive Committee shall see that news from the Society's 
work is distributed to the churches, and one per cent, of the annual income shall 
be available for that purpose. 

V. — DONATIONS FOR SPECIAL WORK. 

When money is donated for missionary work outside the Society's missions, 
it may be forwarded to societies working in that field. 

VI. — AMENDMENTS. 

These By-laws may be altered in the same manner as the Constitution. 



FORM OF BEQUEST. 



1 give and bequeath to the Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary 
Society, incorporated by Act of the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada, 

A. D. 1889, the sum of 

out of my estate, to be paid with all convenient speed after my decease, without 
charge or deduction whatever. And I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer 
and Secretary for the time of the Society, shall constitute and be a sufficient 
discharge of said legacy. 



128 FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 



EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING. 



Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary Society. 



The Eighteenth Annual Meeting was held in Brantford, 
Ontario, June 8fch, 1899, Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. 

The President, Rev. T. B. Hyde, was in the chair, and con- 
ducted the devotional exercise. 

The Secretary, Rev. E. Munson Hill, presented the report 
of the Directors. 

The Treasurer, Rev. W. T. Gunn, then presented the finan- 
cial report. 

The adoption of these reports was moved by Rev. E. D. 
Silcox in a speech full of interest, and seconded by Mr. S. P. 
Leet. Carried. 

The following resolution was moved by Rev. J. K. 
Uns worth, and seconded by Mr, Henry Yeigh in earnest words : 
" That the contributors are gratified with the advance-work 
planned by the Executive, and with the new missionary chosen ; 
and they hereby cheerfully accept the added responsibility of 
financial support." Carried. 

In a telling speech the following resolution was moved by 
Rev. W. S. Pritchard, and seconded by Rev. J. W. Goffin, allow- 
ing larger expenditure for missionary literature : " I hereby 
give notice of motion, that Article IV. of the By-Laws of our 
Foreign Missionary Society be altered by the elimination of the 
clause beginning with the words ' and one per cent.,' and closing 
at the end of the article." 

The same mover and seconder then proposed : " That Article 
IV. of the By-Laws be suspended for the present year, and that 
the Executive be empowered to expend as much in disseminat- 
ing missionary literature as their judgment directs." Carried. 



EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT. 129 

It was moved by Rev. E. M. Hill, and seconded by Rev. 
W. T. Gunn, following due notice of such motion given in the 
Canadian Gongregationalist, viz., " In Article III. of the Con- 
stitution, at the end of the first full sentence, the following 
words shall be inserted, ' and each year the delegates appointed 
from any church to the Congregational Union, shall be delegates 
to this Society, provided thaL^church be entitled to be so 
represented.' " Carried. 

The list of officers for the ensuing year was proposed by 
the Secretary, supported by Rev, J. Morton, and elected by 
unanimous vote. The list will be found on the first page of this 
report. 

Mrs. T. Moodie then brought the greetings of the C. C. W. 
B, M., which were received with enthusiasm. 

It was moved by Rev. W, T. Gunn, seconded by Rev. J. T, 
Daley : " That we accept with gladness the greetings from the 
Woman's Board brought by Mrs. Moodie ; that we congratulate 
them upon their successful year ; that we recognize with grati- 
tude their valuable co-operation; and that we delegate our 
Vice-President and Secretary to carry our return greetings to 
them assembled in their annual meeting in Ottawa." Carried. 

The meeting then adjourned. 

J. T. Daley, 

Minute Secretary, 




130 FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY, 



SECRETARY'S REPORT. 



Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary Society. 



To-day we lay the Eighteenth Annual Report of the work 
of this Society before the Head of the Church, and before you, 
the members of it. It has been a blessed year, a busy and pro- 
gressive one, and yet it is true of us as of the churches Alexand- 
er Duff tried to arouse, saying that as yet th?^ were " only 
playing at missions." I cannot but believe the tide of interest 
is rising. A quarter of a century ago the churches were pray- 
ing for men and women to go as missionaries. Now the Lord 
has answered the prayer, as He always answers, " until there is 
not room to receive." Two thousand youth are now asking to 
be sent ! The need for prayer has changed. We must ask for 
money. We must go to prayer in real earnest that God will 
incline the hearts of the people to give. 

Humanitarian schemes for the betterment of the material 
condition of people are receiving the attention and the gifts of 
Christians, while the direct effort for the conversion of the lost 
is thrown into the background. The making disciples of all 
nations is not calling out the liberality of the wealthy as the 
higher education of the few is doing. We have to depend on 
the small gifts of the many ; and how many there are who give 
nothing at all ! 

gratitude. 

The first words must be to express our gratitude for God's 
protecting care and guidance given to our missionaries. We 
can say that even in the face of the illness of Mrs. Currie. It 
is no wonder that some one of that splendid quartette of work- 
ers should give out under the strain. But when she was over- 
come, the way was opened for her return, and a trained nurse 
ready to care for her on the trip. Before she reached the coast 
she was in better health. The sea- voyage helped her, and she 
has been steadily gaining in vigor. She will remain in this 
country until next spring, and then return with some of the 
new missionaries. 



secretary's report. 131 

The visit of Miss Melville among us has given brightness 
to our year. It was a trying experience for her, requiring about 
as much fortitude as the first start for Africa. She is eager to 
get back to the sister, and to the boys and girls whom she loves. 
She will return this summer. Her visit has given us a better 
understanding of the mission work, has bound our hearts more 
closely to her, and added to our interest in the dark hearts of 
the dark continent. This desire to return is a part of the vic- 
tory of grace, and not a natural fancy of a romantic nature. 
We must not forget that it is a part of that full surrender a 
missionary makes to Christ, to go where He would have them 
go. If the same spirit filled the members of our churches they 
would soon furnish enough money and men to convert the 
world ! 

prayer union. 

The Prayer Union is well at work. Between one and two 
hundred members have joined, and have given much earnest 
prayer for the Chisamba church. They send their name and 
15 cents to the Secretary, and receive a beautiful pledge-card 
which they sign, promising to pray definitely and frequently for 
Africa. The result has been visible. Mr. Currie has written of 
several events that were such marked providences that the mis- 
sionaries saw a direct answer to our prayer. The interest of 
the natives is greater, the attendance at the preaching is larger, 
and the two missionaries have been remarkably sustained in 
their double work. 

If in any way or degree the Foreign Missionary Society 
has advanced with vigor and success, it is due to the prayer that 
is made an integral part of its work. We read with much inter- 
est a few months ago, how the Prudential Committee of the 
A. B. C. F. M. felt oppressed by the calls for help which they 
could not meet. So they gave an entire session to definite 
prayer for relief. They went in simple trust to the source of 
supply. The answer came soon. It began with an unknown 
giver coming into the office and leaving a check for ten thousand 
dollars : and all the months' contributions were larger. 

We have made this Prayer Union a separate department of 
our work ; with Miss Florence Rawlings, of Forest, Ontario, as 
the Superintendent. 



132 FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

CHISAMBA CHURCH. 

Here our interest centres. For this Christ died. For this 
the missionaries live and labor. For this all the operations of 
the Society are maintained. For this your gifts are offered and 
your prayers sent up to God. And what can be said of it ? 
More than pen can write, or statistics reveal. Five years ago it 
was formed with 12 members. In all, 43 have been baptized and 
admitted to membership. Nine were admitted this last year. 
Only two of all this number have been disciplined. The mem- 
bers have managed their own business, met their own small 
expenses, and contributed ten dollars to Foreign Missions. 

Audiences, varying from 200 to 600, listen to preaching 
every Sunday. A native evangelist gives an opening address, 
and the missionary speaks afterward. In the Sunday School 
there is an average attendance of 225 at present. 

This church does not live unto itself alone. It is a mission- 
ary body. Last year it gave ten dollars to Foreign Missions, and 
also sends out evangelists to neighboring villages. Several ma- 
ture young men go out, by twos, like the seventy who were 
sent out by Christ. Several thousand people are reached in 
this way. Our missionaries believe that Africa is to be evanr 
gelized by Africans, with a few whi<^e men to guide them. 

Farther than this, evangelists are sent with every company 
of carriers to the coast. , Lately a large caravan went inland to 
the Barotse Valley to trade. Two evangelists went with them 
to hold morning and evening worship, and to teach the travel- 
lers to read. So the burden bearers are " learning of the great 
Burden Bearer, who alone can relieve of the load of sin," to use 
Mr. Currie's words. 

At one time the young men decided they could increase the 
Sunday congregations. So they went to the younger boys on 
Sunday morning and said, " Come to church with us," instead 
of going to them Saturday and saying " go." The result was, 
about 500 in attendance that Sunday, who more than packed 
the school-house. 

DAY SCHOOL. 

This work has been limited by the absence of half the staff 
in this country. But a recent letter reports 43 boys in regular 



secretary's report. 133 

attendance, with 21 irregulars; 31 regular girls, and 30 irregu- 
lars ; and 7 in the preacher's class. In addition, a school has 
been opened at the new out-station in Chiyuka, taught by the 
older young men of Ohisamba. There, about 20 have learned 
to read, slowly, in the primer and Gospel by John. 

new out-station. 

One of the most interesting parts of the year's growth is 
the beginning of new work in Chiyuka, about 20 miles to the 
south of Chisamba. The chief, Kanjuudu, has been friendly 
for a long time. Once he was sick, and spent two days under 
Mr. Currie's treatment. He became a pupil himself for a while. 
At last he offered to build a school-house, if a teacher could be 
sent. The house is built. Two lads go Monday morning, and 
spend the week teaching, and return Saturday ; while two 
others go and hold worship On Sunday. They have had as many 
as 200 at the preaching ; and 75 children have been studying, 
with more or less regularity. This adds care to the mission- 
aries who direct the work, and occasionally go : but it is most 
gratifying. God bless Chief Kanjundu, and this first child of 
the Chisamba church ! 

The interest Kanjundu has taken, and the work he is doing, 
have awakened the interest of another chief, that of Cipeta, a 
few hours to the west. He had a son who had been at the 
coast at a Portuguese place, where he learned much that was 
bad, and little that was good. Ife then sent him to our Chis- 
amba school. The boy, Epandavelo, made rapid progress. The 
chief has talked about starting a school at his village, and build- 
ing a house. This is about 30 miles to the west. 

THE missionaries. 

Mrs. Currie has been away from Chisamba since last 
September for her health, and Miss Melville was obliged to 
accompany her. We thank God for health so nearly restored. 
The strain has been great on the two left behind; but their 
strength has been wonderfully preserved. At last we have 
secured remits for them. It is a delight that we can give 
another " Robert Moffat " to Africa ! May his career be as 
filled with the Spirit of God as was the noble soul whose name 
he bears ! Your Executive has had a lengthy correspondence 



134 FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

with him, and with the American Board. The result is, that 
we have appointed him on our own responsibility, as an Indus- 
trial Missionary. The American Board could not see its way 
clear to vary from its traditional policy of sending out only men 
trained in theology or medicine. But Mr. Currie has from the 
first made much of the Industrial Department. It gives the 
young men means of self-support while at the Mission school. 
It brings civilization in the tracks of gospel preaching, and 
under its control, and it helps the station in many ways. 
Two years ago, Mr. Currie made urgent request for a helper to 
take charge of that growing work. After several unsuccessful 
attempts, the finger of God was seen pointing out this man, who 
was pursuing literary studies in Oberlin, that birth-place of 
missionaries. He is a native of Huron County, Ontario, and 
has had just that wide experience in mechanical and industrial 
work that will fit him for this appointment. His wife, Mary 
Isabel Hills, also a student in Oberlin, is equally acceptable. 
He will go out this summer, and she will follow next spring. I 
need give no further details, for you will hear the story from 
his own lips at this meeting. 

He is appointed as assistant missionary for mechanical and 
industrial work at Chisamba. His duties will be to instruct 
the natives in industrial work, and to aid in teaching the gospel 
message ; all with the design to bring the natives into a saving 
faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Providence has also directed us in the choice of a missionary 
physician. Dr. A. Y. Massey, B A., came from a Belleville home. 
His grandmother grew up in our old Franklin Centre Church, 
Que., and his mother has been an active worker in the Woman's 
Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Church. Dr. 
Massey took his arts course in Toronto University, and his 
medical course in the Trinity Medical College, in the same place. 
He served a year in the Mission hospital on the coast of Labra- 
dor, and later in the hospital in Huntsville. He is 27 years of 
age ; with fine health, and a fine physique. His zeal for per- 
sonal Christian work is so earnest, that he has thought some- 
times of preaching instead of practising medicine. He has 
become a member of the Northern Congregational Church in 
Toronto. 

A fuller sketch of his life has already been scattered 
through the churches ; so that no more need be said here. 



secretary's report. 135 

It is planned that Mr. Moflatt, Dr. Massey and Miss Mel- 
ville, go out this summer. They will sail from Montreal on the 
" Lake Superior," July 26th, God willing. 

So many new missionaries and with so little accommoda- 
tion at Chisamba, it seems best that Mrs. Moffatt should wait 
till spring and go with Mrs Currie. The hospital and new 
houses and mechanical adjustments will give Mr. MofFatt a busy 
year. 

FINANCES. 

We are able to do all that God gives us to do. The only 
question is if it is God's will that we send out helpers for our 
overworked missionaries, into a heathen district of the world 
where there are millions of God's children living and dying 
without a knowledge of redemption and salvation through 
Christ. If that is God's will we can do it. It will cost more 
money. But Christians have the money ! 

A new name is added to our list of large benefactors. This 
time it is of one promoted to a higher service. Mr. Peter Camp- 
bell, of Listowel, died two years ago, leaving his savings to be 
used by his widow during her life-time, and then to be divided 
between the Home and Foreign Mission work of our churches. 
This sister followed her husband into the land of light this 
spring, and the estate is being settled. There may be three or 
four thousand dollars realized for our work. 

This seems like a direct answer to prayer, for we should 
not have had enough for the special expenses of outfit and 
travelling for these new men, had not this gift come to hand so 
opportunely. 

ANNUAL OFFERINGS. 

The division of the year that was suggested by the Union 
a few years ago, has been somewhat modified in practice. Now 
the College takes the early winter months ; the Home Mission- 
ary Society, January; and the Foreign Missionary Society^ 
February and March. We ask, that so far as possible, that be 
made the time of the annual offering in churches that make a 
special offering. The pastors are urged to preach a missionary 
sermon, and personally to see that every family gives some- 
thing. The Executive issues an annual message, and the Con- 
gregationalist has a special number, for information about our 
work. 



136 FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

The By-Laws permit the Executive Committee to spend 
one per cent, of the income in issuing literature. But we find it 
inadequate. Twenty-five dollars is not enough for Year Book, 
Oongregationalist, annual messages and pictures. We will 
give notice of a motion to amend the by-laws in this point. In 
the report of 1898 it was seen that we spent four per cent in 
printing, and no one thought we had done too much. The 
printing is the principal part of the Home Department work, 
and every dollar brings in a return. 

DEPARTMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETIES. 



The Directors have taken a new step, for which we ask the 
endorsement of the Society. We have established this new 
department of our work, and appointed Mr. Herbert Barker, of 
Toronto, as Superintendent. He will get into touch with all of 
the Christian Endeavor Societies and Sunday Schools and band 
them together for the support of one part of the station, perhaps 
Dr. Massey's work. 

MACHINERY. 

The much talked-of grinding machine has at last been 
shipped. It was the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yeigh, of 
Brant ford, and will even make flour. But for the present we 
have only sent a hand-power. The difiiculty about getting the 
heavy iron of the sweep-power inland, seemed insurmountable. 

When Mr. MofFatt reaches Chisamba he will decide what 
power can be used and it is very probable that a small electric 
motor will be sent to be run by water-power. 

We wish to express our cordial thanks to the Sunday 
School of the First Church, Hamilton, for the splendid gift of 
$115 to pay the carriage on the machinery to Chisamba. 

woman's board. 

We again take pleasure in expressing our appreciation of 
the work done for Africa by the Woman's Board. The Lea/let 
is a continual instruction by fresh news. The many small gifts 
that make the sum total of their annual offering, tell of a wide- 
spread interest. In addition to these the Quebec Branch has 
this year purchased a 100-pound bell, and paid the freight on 
it. This will hang on the Clara Wilkes Currie memorial school- 
house. 



secretary's report. 137 

mission study. 

We urge every pastor to educate his people in the great 
work of missions. It makes men Christlike. It broadens the 
intellect. It brings money, and it brings men. Read the Con- 
gregationalist and the Monthly Leaflet. Take the Missionary 
Herald. Have monthly missionary meetings. Have papers 
prepared and read. Have misssionary meetings in the Endeavor 
Society. 

The Educational Department of the Students' Volunteer 
Movement for Foreign Missions has prepared several excellent 
courses of study. They prepare books, and use current litera- 
ture. Last year, 10,000 copies of their books were bought bj' 
students, and were in use in classes. These can be used to 
advantage in the churches. For information, write to F. P. 
Turner, General Secretary, 3 West 29th St., New York. 

TWENTIETH CENTURY FUND. 

The fund this Society asks, is that the churches shall give 
the additional amount required each year, for the new work 
planned by their representatives at the Union meetings. That 
is far better than a large gift under strong pressure. Read the 
Treasurer's estimate, and calculate what proportion of increase 
is needed from each member, 

E. MuNSON Hill, 

Secretary. 
Montreal, June 5th, 1899. 



138 FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL FOREIGN MISSIONARY 

SOCIETY. 



treasurer's REPORT, 1898-99. 



It is with pleasure that the Treasurer submits again the 
Annual Report, full details of which will be found in the Finan- 
cial Statement. 

The increase is not great as compared with the gross amount 
of last year, but it is more than it shows at first sight ; for with 
a decrease in legacies of $250.00, the total still shows an increase 
of $50.00. Quebec increased $90.00, and Ontario $180.00 ; but 
when it is remembered that only 36 churches in Ontario gave, 
as against 43 last year, and in Quebec only 11 as against 12 the 
year before, it is evident that even without increased giving, 
were all to remember the work each year, the amount would be 
very much larger. 

Then when you consider that our giving to Foreign Mis- 
sions, including the Woman's Board, does not yet average sixty 
cents per member, it is clear we have hardly begun to shoulder 
our responsibility for the evangelization of the world. 

There are, however, many pleasant things to be recorded. 
The steady faithfulness of many contributors, the evident con- 
secration and prayerfulness of many of the workers, and in- 
stances such as the gift of $115.00 by the Hamilton First Sunday 
School, give us bright glimpses of what shall be when all are in 
earnest, and all at work. 

There have been two legacies of unusual amount this year. 
That of the late Peter Campbell of Listowel, which will during 
next year briug in probably about $3500.00 ; and the legacy of 
the late F. B. Scholes of Montreal, which however is payable 
only at the death of his widow, whom we hope may be spared 
many years yet to enjoy the usufruct of the estate. These lega- 



treasurer's report. 139 

cies will be used only for new and unusual work, such as the 
travelling expenses and outfit of new missionaries ; and will 
therefore rather add to than detract from the amount now an- 
nually required from the churches. The legacies now on hand 
will shortly be applied to these purposes. 

Owing to the impossibility, at present, of getting the heavier 
parts of a horse-power machine from the coast inland, the Grist- 
mill fund will stand over ; and it is hoped that there may be 
found an available water-power near the Station at Chisamba, 
and the fund will then help to provide the machinery necessary 
for that form of power. 

The Canadian Alcove Fund has been applied, save a small 
balance, to the purchase of the first twenty-five books desired 
by Rev, F, W. Macallum, for the library at Marash. Mr. Macal- 
lum says the books have all come to hand in good order, and 
are " Just what we need. Please convey my heartiest thanks 
to the donors. Nothing helps us more than just such books as 
these." The other amounts designated for special purposes have 
as usual all been forwarded to the persons and purposes desig- 
nated by the donors. 

Our Printing Account has been large, but it pays to adver- 
tise ; and occasionally we can see direct results of this, for in- 
stance, our special number of the Congregationalist, in a few 
days brought us in one gift that paid at once for half its cost, 
beside all the interest stirred up in other hearts. 

For next year the estimates will be found at the foot of the 
Financial Statement. You will need to add to the amount, 
$362.00, the cost of Miss Melville's journej' from Chisamba to 
this country, which our executive decided to bear, seeing that 
Miss Melville came at this time in order to take charge of Mrs. 
Currie during her sickness. Also, it must be borne in mind, 
that the expenses of the ladies going out in June, 1900, for out- 
fit and travelling, will be a heavy drain at that time. 

We have as yet hardly begun to try what we can do for 
Foreign Missions ; and the very success of our Chisamba station 
will create a demand for others like it, and lays upon us the 
responsibility of providing for them. 

William T. Gunn, 

Treasurer. 
Embro, Ont. 



140 FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

For the Year Ending June ist, i8gg. 



Balance brought forward $ 833 99 

Contributions by Provinces : '97-8, '98-9. 

Ontario $1219 78 $1387 11 

Quebec 826 74 916 50 

' Maritime Provinces 221 03 207 68 

Manitoba and British Columbia 16 00 8 80 

Miscellaneous and Personal 517 62 326 48 

$2801 17 2846 57 

$3680 56 

DISBtTRSEMENTS. 

By A. B. C. F. M. : 

Salary and allowance, Rev. and Mrs. W. T. Currie $ 781 84 

Mrs. Currie's travelling expenses 354 52 

Rev. W. T. Currie : 

Support of boys $30136 

Gifts to him personally 40 50 

Freight on boxes and bell 63 22 

Chisamba hospital and station purposes 26 00 

Kindergarten supplies 9 12 

440 20 

Support of preacher, Madura, S. 1 40 00 

Rev. James Smith, Ahmednagar 54 78 

Rev. F. W. McCallum, Marash 5 00 

By London Mission Society, Trevandrum teacher 60 00 

China Inland Mission 1 6 00 

Leper Mission 8 26 

C. C. W. B. M 9 50 

Gristmill account, boulter, hand-power, freight. 30 16 

Medical outfit and eye and ear course 55 00 

Industrial department, wheels 7 28 

Canadian Alcove in Marash 45 80 

Bank charges and postage 13 72 

• Insurance, Kev. W. T. Currie 45 75 

Travelling account 20 15 



treasurer's report. 141 

By Printing account : 

Congregationaliat subsidy, $20.00 ; F. M. S. No. of Congrega- 
tionalist, $52.88 ; Annual report, $33.79 ; photos of boys, $10.00 ; 
photos Dr. Massey and Mr. Moffatt engraved, $4.84 ; leaflet ditto, 
$10.93; prayer union cards, $3.97 ; envelopes, $17.50; financial 
statement, $3.75 ; Year Book, $24.00 181 63 

By Balance on hand : 

Canadian Alcove Fund $ 1 70 

Gristmill and Power Fund 308 05 

Legacies unappropriated 556 91 

On hand undesignated 644 32 

15)0 98 

$3680 56 
Audited and found correct, 

Thomas Heron. 
June 5th, 1899. 

The expenses for next year will be very heavy, including $1000.00 for the 
maintenance of present stafiF, travelling expenses of Dr. Massey and Mr. Moffatt 
to Chisamba, about $900.00 ; their outfit, freight and duty on it, $1000.00 more ; 
their salary from arrival at Chisamba to June 1st, say eight months, another 
$800.00, beside the usual special gifts and the amount required for printing and 
postage. 

There is no church of our denomination in Canada giving to foreign missions 
more than might be given by more than one of its members, if the Lord's people 
were only willing. We ought to be supporting at least two more stations like 
Chisamba. 

May the Lord help us to obey liis command and awake to the glory of the 
opportunities before us. 

William T. Gunn, 

Embro, Ont. . . Treasurer, 



142 



FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL FOREIGN MISSIONARY 

SOCIETY. 



SUMMARY OF CONTRIBUTIONS, 1898-99. 



ONTARIO. 



BARRIE. 



C. E... .1 5 00 

Jr. C. E., boy 10 00 



Total.. 115 00 

BELWOOD. 

Church $10 00 

BOWMANVILLE. 

S. S., for boy $11 36 

Mrs. McMurtry 5 00 

Total $16 36 

BUANTFORD. 

Brophey, Mrs $ 1 00 

Goold, Mr. E. L 3 00 

Goold, Miss 1 00 

Hartraann, Mrs 1 00 

HoUinrake, Mrs 1 00 

Mills, Mrs 1 60 

McKay, Mrs. S 100 

Ott, Mrs. John 8 00 

Oldham, Mrs. J. H 2 00 

Shapley, W. H 1 50 

Sanderson, R 100 

Thompson, Mrs 3 50 

Wisner, Mrs. F 4 00 

" Mrs. W. S 1 50 

«' Mr. W. S 1 00 

" Miss H 5 00 

Wilkes, J ames 5 00 

«« Mrs. James 3 00 

«♦ Miss A 1 50 

Wickens, Mrs 1 60 

" Miss 1 40 

•• W. W 5 00 



Whitnev, C $0 50 

Yeigh, Hy 6 00 

Small sums 3 41 

Sabbath School 10 51 

Prayer meeting colls 1 65 

Total $76 67 

BURFORD. 
S. S., for boy $15 00 

COLDSPRINGS. 
Mission Band $12 00 

EDGAR. 

Rev. T. Leggette $ 5 00 

Church 21 00 



Total $26 00 

EMBRO. 

W. M. S., for China Inland $16 00 

«' " " coU'n, Miss Melville 9 50 

«« " <« Leper Mission 8 26 

« « «. African work 14 00 

S. S., for ditto 15 00 

C. E., for boy 20 00 

CoU'n, Mr. Hyde's lecture 12 50 



Total $95 26 

FOREST CENTRAL. 
Church $15 60 

FROxME. 

Church $3 75 

S. S 3 00 



Total , 



75 



CONTRIBUTIONS. 



143 



GEORGETOWN. 

Mrs. Barber's class, for power. .$50 00 
C. E.,for boy 10 00 

Total $60 00 

GUELPH. 

Mrs. Currie, "gristmill" $ 5 00 

C. E., " Lumbo " 15 00 

Church 24 73 

Ladies' Bible Class, per Miss 

Mitchell 2 75 

Total $47 48 

HAMILTON. 



First Church. 

A. Alexander $ 4 

Miss Daville 3 

Mrs. J. C. Bale 2 

Mr. John Duff 2 

Mrs. David Aitchison 2 

Mr. W. J. Aitchison 

" Lyman Lee 

" D. Morton 

" C. Duff 

" Stott 

" Harron 

" Thos. Bale 

Mrs. Thos. Bale 

Mr. J. C. Bale 

«' Fred. Bale 

' ' Job Greenaway 

" C. P. Moore 

" Samuel Grey 

Mrs. J. C. Chilman 

Miss Morton 

" M. Morton 

" Oppenheizer 

Sunday School, for freight on 

power 115 00 



00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

1 00 

1 00 

1 00 

1 00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

1 00 

1 00 

1 00 

1 00 

1 00 

1 00 



Total 145 00 

Immanuel. 

S. S $12 00 

Prayer meetings 3 90 

Mission Band 2 50 

Total $18 40 



HO WICK. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Pritchard, for 

Mr. Currie $5 00 

HUMBER SUMMIT. 
Church $6 60 

KINGSTON. 

Bethel. 

Church ., $ 8 68 

C. E. "Gristmill" 5 00 

Total $13 68 

Calvary. 

B. W. Robertson $50 00 

LANARK. 

ZiON. 

Church $ 8 71 

S. S 5 00 

For freight on mill 5 00 

Total $18 71 

MIDDLE VILLE. 

S. S. " Gristmill " $24 57 

Hopetown, W. M., " Gristmill" 10 00 

Total $34 57 

MAXVILLE. 

Roxboro Mission Band "Grist- 
mill" $7 00 

C. E 1 30 

St. Elmo S. S., for Rev. Mr. 

Macallum 5 00 

R. B. Blyth 5 00 

Donald McEwen 5 00 

T. Munro 5 00 

J. F. McEwen. . 3 00 

P. F. McEwen 2 00 

J. P. McDougall 2 00 

D. A. McDougall 2 00 

D.Kennedy 2 00 

Donald McDougall 2 00 

S J. McEwen 2 00 



144 



FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 



J. W. Kennedy..... 2 00 

S. L. Johnson 1 50 

D. C. McDougall 100 

J. W. Weegar 1 00 

A. A. McEwen 100 

Thos. McEwen 1 00 

D. A. McEwen 100 

D. P. McDougall 1 00 

Cybella Kean 1 00 

A. P. McDougall 50 

Anon 25 

John Sinclair 1 00 

Total $55 55 

Less postage 20 

$55 35 

OTTAWA. 

First Church. 

H. E. Hume $30 00 

C. E., for boy 15 00 

Rev. John Wood 3 00 

Total $48 00 

PINE GROVE. 

Church $10 00 

S. S 4 00 

Total $14 00 

PARIS. 

S. S., for boy $12 00 

RUGBY. 

1898. 

Wm. Johnston $2 00 

Robert Anderson 1 00 

Jas. Ball 1 50 

Mrs. E.Johnston 1 00 

John S. Litster 1 00 

Mrs. D. M, Harvie 1 00 

Small sums . . 2 15 

1899. 

D. M. Harvie 1 50 

C. S. Harvie 1 00 

Wm. Johnston 100 

Duncan Anderson 1 00 



James Johnston ... $1 00 

James Ball 2 00 

Small sums 3 75 

Total $20 90 

SCOTLAND. 

Church $25 15 

C. E., for boy 15 00 

Total.... $40 15 

SPEEDSIDE. 

Church $10 00 

C. E 4 00 

Children of the church 23 70 

Total $37 70 

STOUFFVILLE. 

W. M. S., for boy $15 00 

TILBURY EAST. 

Church $17 25 

C E 5 00 

Total , $22 25 

TORONTO. 

ZioN Church. 

S. S., for boy $20 00 

Church. 24 60 

Total... $44 60 

Bond Street Church. 

C. E., for boy $10 00 

W. M. S., for Mr. Currie 20 00 

Rev. A. F, McGregor 2 00 

Total $32 00 

Northern Church. 

C. E., "Gristmill" $ 5 00 

C. E., forboy.. 16 00 

Jr. C. E., freight. 1 50 

Church ..:.. 183 50 

Total....: :.. 205 00 



CONTRIBUTIONS. 



145 



Olivet Church. 

Miss Atkinson's class $ 2 50 

Church 12 50 

Total $15 00 

Broadview Ave. Church. 

Church $ 8 80 

C. E 6 00 

C. E , for Rev. J. Smith 18 00 

S. S , for ditto 18 78 

Miss H. L. Barker, for ditto . 18 00 

Total $69 58 



WINGHAM. 

Total $28 50 

WOODSTOCK. 

C. E., for boy $15 00 

Jr. C. E , Kindergarten supplies 9 12 

S. S 3 00 

W. M. S 11 88 

Total $39 00 

Total for Ontario $1387 U 



QUEBEC. 



AYERS FLAT. 
C. E $5 00 

COWANSVILLE. 
S. S $5 00 

DANVILLE, 

C. E., boy $10 00 

Church 47 80 

Total $57 80 

FITCH BAY. 

Total $13 50 

MONTREAL. 

ZioN Church. 

Sunday School $10 00 

Prayer meetings 23 78 

Thos. Moodie .. 15 00 

Mr. and Mrs S. P. Leet 10 00 

W. H. Smith 5 00 

Anon 5 00 

Rev. W. H. Warriner 2 00 

Miss James 2 00 

Mrs. Moodie 2 00 

A. E. Hanna 2 00 

J. E. Cribb 2 00 

T. Costen 2 00 

10 



John Leslie $2 00 

Anon 2 00 

T. Wilson 1 00 

E. B. Smith 1 00 

W La vers, jr 1 00 

Miss H. A. Moore 1 00 

Anon 1 00 

Small sums 3 47 

Total $93 25 

Emmanuel Church. 

Mrs. A. Fisher $25 00 

" Hy Lyman 20 00 

Mr. H. H. Lyman 10 00 

" Fr. Scholes 10 00 

" John Macintosh 10 00 

Dr. D. F. Gurd 10 00 

Y. P. S. C. E 10 00 

Chas. Alexander 5 00 

C. T. Williams 5 00 

Dr. and Mrs. Evans 5 00 

Dr. George 5 00 

A.H.Thomson 5 00 

Wm. Reid 5 (lO 

W. R. Ross 5 00 

Geo. Lyman 5 00 

Percy D. Lyman 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Keasley... 5 00 

" " •• W. G. Owens... 5 00 

Dr. F. A. Stevenson 5 00 

Mrs. Theo. Lyman 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Learmont. 4 00 



146 



FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 



Mrs. Jas. Savage $4 00 

Prof. B. J. Harrington 3 00 

Mr. C. R. Black 3 00 

" Chas. Gurd 3 00 

" W. B. Blackader 2 00 

" A. Birks 2 00 

Mrs, G. W. Morrison 2 (X» 

" Phelan 2 00 

Miss Blackader 1 00 

" H. Blackader ] 00 

" Cochrane . . 1 00 

" Moss 1 00 

Mrs, G, Moss 1 00 

Miss Lighthall ... . ] 00 

" Prevost I 00 

" A. Walker 1 00 

" Maude E. Murphy. ..... . 100 

Mrs. Henry Sanders 1 00 

" L. Gushing 1 00 

Mr, VV. E. Gushing 100 

" Theo. Lyman 1 00 

" R. A. Kydd 1 00. 

" J. W. Williams 50 

Anon 75 

Total 1200 25 

Calvary Church. 

S. S., for Trevandrum teacher.. $60 00 

S. S,, for African work 25 00 

Prayer meetings 15 18 

Mrs. Jones 1 00 

" Fitzpatrick 1 00 

" Moeser 1 00 

" Toller 1 00 

Miss S. Dougall 2 00 

" C. Richardson 4 00 

" B Greene 3 00 

" J. Smith 3 00 

" Munroe 2 00 

" Dougall 8 00 

Mr. R. W. McLachlan 1 00 

Mrs. R. W. McLachlan 1 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Kerr 2 00 

Mrs. Hill 10 00 

Rev Mr. Hill 12 00 

Mr. D. Cochrane 75 

" J. Luttrell 2 00 

" Powell 1 GO 

Student 5 00 

Mr. Campbell 1 00 

•' Duke 1 00 

" Jones 1 00 



Mr. J. D. Eraser 1 00 

" G, Bale 5 00 

" J. R. Dougall 25 00 

" F. E Dougall 15 00 

'« T, B. Macaulay 10 00 

" A. Y. R 50 

" Gladstone 1 00 

" C. Cushiug ., 5 00 

Small sums 1 85 

Interest 47 

Mr. Geo. McGarry 1 00 



Total : $229 16 

Point St. Charles 

Church $10 00 

Jr. C. E 2 50 



Total.... $12 50 

__ SHERBROOKE. 

S, F. Morey $25 00 

A. S. Hurd 10 00 

Mrs. H. J. Morey 10 00 

Rev. and Mrs. F. J. Day 10 00 

Miss M. J. Mitchell 5 00 

G. A. LeBaron 5 00 

Miss S. A. Mitchell 3 00 

Dr. and Mrs. Farwell 2 00 

L. S. Channell 2 00 

W. R. Webster 2 00 

N. Dinning 2 00 

T. M. Cowan 2 00 

Mrs. M. McKechnie 2 00 

'• R. Mitchell 2 00 

J. S. Mitchell 2 00 

J. Kessler 2 00 

W. H. Abbott 2 00 

Mrs. W. H. Abbott 2 00 

Mrs. A. T. Nourse 2 00 

W. H. J . McKindsey I 00 

Mrs. L. Farwell 1 00 

Mrs. Dr. Powers 1 00 

Anon 1 00 

E. W. Abbott 1 00 

T. M. Craig 1 00 

Miss Dickinson. 1 00 

Mrs. Hawes .... 1 00 

John Mcintosh 1 00 

Miss Sutton 1 00 

Miss J. O. Foss I 00 

A. S. McCaw I 00 



CONTRIBUTIONS. 



147 



Mrs. Wood 1 00 

C. H. Clark 1 00 

J. Thompson 1 00 

J. Fales 1 00 

J. Sangster 1 00 

Sunday School .3 80 

Small sums 4 40 

Miss S. A. Mitchell, for b -y. ... 12 00 

C. E., for boy 15 00 

Total $145 20 

ST. ANDREWS. 
S. S , for boy |15 00 



Church 



Total 



WATERVILLE 



..107 25 
.$122 25 



Mite boxes $15 00 

Church 17 00 

Total $32 00 

Total for Quebec $916 50 



MARITIME PROVINCES. 
BROOKLYN. MARGAREE. 



Auxiliary, for boy $10 00 

CHEBOGUE. 

Church $ 3 00 

"Busy Bees" 10 00 

Total $13 00 

KESWICK RIDGE. 

Total $4 00 

KINGSPORT. 

Total $6 GO 

LIVERPOOL. 

Total $6 00 



SOUTH MAITLAND. 



Urbania C. E 

William Rose 

Daniel McDonald. . 

C. J. White 

Mrs. Cyrus Fisher. 

Geo. Dimock 

Small sums 

Collection 



$2 50 



S. S., for boy $6 00 



MILTON. 



For Mr Currie. 
C. E 



Total 



NOEL. 



.$20 50 
. 6 25 

.$26 75 



$2 00 



Mrs. C. D. O'Brien's children. . 

Mrs. C. D. O'Brien's children, 

for Chisamba Hospital .... 

Church 

Robt. Faulkner 

Nicholas Dunsmore 



Total $6 50 



LOWER SELMAH. 



I 00 


2 00 


1 00 


50 



C. E 

Mrs. J W. Cox . 

Willie Cox 

Josie M. Cox. . . . 

Nellie Cox 

Bertha Co)f 

Small sums 

W. M. Auxiliary 

Total 



$4 00 



1 


00 




70 




50 




50 




50 


2 


80 


, 1 


00 



Total $9 50 



.$11 00 



148 FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

ST. JOHN. TRURO. 

Church $12 40 Total $5 00 

W. M. Auxiliary 15 00 

Mrs. Dearborn's class, for boy.. 10 00 YARMOUTH. 

Total $37 40 W. M. S., for Madura preacher.$40 00 

SHEFFIELD. Total for Maritime Prov- 
inces $207 68 

Church $26 53 



MANITOBA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA. 
VICTORIA. 

First Church $2 96 

S. S 1 84 

C. E 2 00 

Ladies' Aid 2 00 

Total $8 80 



MISCELLANEOUS AND PERSONAL. 

Prayer Union $ 8 85 

Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 7 50 

American Presbyterian S. S 20 00 

Estate Miss Annie McKillican 143 35 

Quebec Branch W. B. M. : freight on boxes to Chisamba 38 22 

" " bell 25 00 

Friend of Africa 10 00 

James Barber, Toronto 25 00 

H. Langlois, for boy 25 00 

Anon., Toronto 10 00 

Interest on $400.00 legacy 13 56 

Total $326 48 



Congregational College of Canada. 



BOARD OF GOVERNORS. 

Chairman. 
J. R. DOUGALL, Esq., M.A. 

Treasurer. 
MR. T. MOODIE, 30 St. John St., Montreal. 

Secretary. 
REV. E. MUNSON HILL, M.A., 25 Crescent St., Montreal. 



Directors. 

Mr. CHARLES R. BLACK, . . 

Mr. CHARLES CUSHING. B.C.L. 

Col J. H. BURLAND, . 

Mr. T. B. MACAULAY, . 

Mr. J. C COPP, . . . . 

Mr. W. D. LIGHTHALL, B.C.L. 

Mr. S. H. C. miner, . 

Rev. J. T. DALEY, B.A., 

Mr. CHARLES GURD, 

Mr. B. W. ROBERTSON, 

Mr. T. MOODIE, . . . . 

Mr. GEORGE R. COPPING, . 

Rev. Wm. MacINTOSH, 



Auditors. 



Mr. C. T. WILLIAMS, 



Montreal. 



Toronto. 
Montreal. 

It 
BrRFORD, Ont. 
Montreal. 
Kingston, Ont. 
Montreal. 
Toronto. 
Ottawa. 



Mr. linn T. LEET. 



Mr. CHAS. GURD, 



House Committee. 
Mr. T. MOODIE, Mr. CHAS. CUSHING. 

Finance Committee. 



Mr. S. H. C. miner, Mr. CHARLES R. BLACK, 

Mr. T. B. MACAULAY. 



Ladies' Auxiliary Committee. 



Mrs. C. R. Black, Mrs. S. H. C. Miner, 

Mrs. R. W. McLachlan, Mrs. W. D. Lighthall, 
Mrs. Boyd, Mrs. T. Lyman, 

Mrs. J. H. George, Mrs. R. S. Weir, 

Senate. 



Mrs. Cha.s. Gurd, 
Mrs. Henry Birks, 
Mrs. Col. Borland, 
Mrs:. Warriner. 



Rev. J. HENRY GEORGE, D.D., Ph.D., President. 
REV. W. H. WARRINER, D.D., Registrar. 

(149) 



150 CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE. 

BOARD OF GOVERNORS. 

' Members of tlie Faculty. 

Representatives of the Alumni :— ■ 

REV. A. F. McGregor, R.A. . . Toronto. 

REV. HUGH PEDLEY, B.A. . . . Winnipeg. 

REV. F. J. DAY, B.A., B.D. . . . Sherbrooke. 

REV. A. W. RICHARDSON, B.A , M.D., Kingston. 

Representatives of the Union of Ontario and Quebec : — 

REV. JOHN MORTON .... Hamilton. 

REV. JOHN SCHOLFIELD, Ph.D. . . Brantford. 

REV. MORGAN WOOD, D.D. . . . Toronto. 

F. A. STEVENSON, D.M.D., LL.S. . Montreal. 

OFFICERS OF INSTRUCTION. 

Professors. 

REV. J. HENRY GEORGE, D.D., Ph D. 

Principal and Professor of Systematic Theology, Apologetics and Pastoral Theology 

REV. W. HENRY WARRINER, M.A., D.D. 

Professor of New Testament Literature, Exegesis and Homiletics. 

REV. HARLEM CREELMAN, B.D., Ph.D. 

Professor of Old Testament Literature, Exegesis and Church History. 

Lecturers. 

REV. E. MUNSON HILL, M.A. 

Parish Problems. 

REV. W. DOUGLAS MACKENZIE, D.D., Chicago Theo. Sem. 

Philosophy of Religion. 

REV. GRAHAM TAYI OR, D.D., Chicago Theo. Sem. 

Christian Sociology. 

Pedagogic. 

Preparatory Department : — 

teachers. 

H. G. RICE, B.A., 
J. M. WILLIAMS. 

Librarian. 

REV. E. MUNSON HILL, 

J. M. WILLIAMS, Assistant. 



NOTICE. 151 



NOTICE. 



The attention of friends of the College is respectfully in- 
vited to the following^ statement of the methods whereby they 
may render assistance to the College in the piosecution of its 
work : — 

(!) By contributing towards the annual current expenses of the College. 

(2) By contributing towards the General Endowment Fund. 

(3) By the endowing in full, or contributing toward the endowment of any 
particular Chair, or 

(4) Lectureship. 

(5) By the founding of Scholarships or Exhibitions. 

(6) By the donation of books for the Library. 

(7) By furnishing requisites for the College building. 



FORM OF A BEQUEST FOR THE COLLEGE. 



1 give and bequeath to the Treasurer, for the time being, of 
the Congregational College of Canada, a body corporate, by Act 
of Parliament of the Province of Canada, A.D. 1864, the sum of 
[either without designa- 
tion, or " to be added to the Endowment Fund of said College,"] 
out of mv estate, without any charge or deduction whatever, to 
be paid with all convenient speed after my decease ; and I direct 
that the receipt for the said sum of the Treasurer, for the time 
being, of the said College, shall be sufficient and valid discharge 
of said legacy. 



152 CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE. 

BY-LAWS AND REGULATIONS. 

The new By-laws, provisionally adopted, are embodied in 
the minutes of the Annual Meeting held in Brantford, June 9th, 
1899, and may be found in the following pages of this Year 
Book, 

The Board of Governors, and the Senate, each in its own 
sphere, will formulate regulations for the conduct of the affairs 
of the College, in harmony with the new By-laws ; until that 
is done, the former regulations will be observed, as far as they 
are consistent with the By-laws now provisionally adopted. 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 
OF THE CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE OF CANADA, 

Held in the First Congregational Church, Brantford, Ontario, 
Friday, June 9th, 1899. 



2 o'clock, p.m. 

1. J. R. Dougall, Esq., M.A , was appointed Chairman. 

2. After singing a hymn, the Rev. Wm. Macintosh led in 
prayer. 

3. Rev. H. E. Mason was appointed Minute Secretary. 

4. The report of the Board of Directors was read by the 
Secretary, Rev. Dr. Warriner ; after which the Treasurer, Mr. 
Thomas Moodie, presented his annual statements. 

5. It was moved and seconded, " That these reports be 
received and adopted ; and with the customary addenda, be 
printed in the Year Book. — Carried. 

6. It was moved and seconded, " That the thanks of this 
Corporation be extended to the auditors of last year, Messrs. C. 
T. Williams and Archibald Wright ; and that the auditors for 



i 



SIXTIETH ANNUAL MEETING. 153 

the coming year be Messrs. C. T. Williams and Leo. Leet." — 
Carried. 

7. Rev. Professor Warriner then presented the following 
draft of the proposed new By-laws, together with the Courses 
of Study recommended by the Board : — 

BY-LAWS. 



CHAPTER I. 

THE CORPORATION. 

1. The Corporation shall be called '* The Congregational College of 
Canada." 

2. Its object shall be the education of ministers of the Gospel, and the 
encouragement and inauguration of all desirable educational methods and move- 
ments whereby the efficiency of the churches may be advanced. 

3. Contributors of two dollars annually to the funds of the College shall be 
members of the Corporation. A contributor in arrears one year shall not be 
qualified to vote at the meetings of the Corporation, or to exercise his other 
rights of membership. The Treasurer's subscription list shall be taken as 
evidence of contribution. 

4. Churches contributing for the previous year to the current expenses of 
the College, the sum of ten dollars or upwards, may be represented at the meet- 
ing of the Corporation by one delegate for each church ; those contributing 
twenty-five dollars or upwards, for the previous year, by two delegates ; and 
those contributing fifty dollars or upwards, for the previous year, by three 
delegates. 

5. Persons by whom or on whose behalf one hundred dollars or more shall 
have been contributed at any one time to the funds of the College, may be 
chosen life members of the Corporation. 

6. A regular meeting of the Corporation shall be held annually, for the 
reception of the report of the Governors, the election of a new Board, according 
to provisions hereinafter named, and the transaction of other necessary 
business. 

7. The annual meeting shall be held the same time and place as the 
Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec. 

8. Special meetings of the Corporation may be held for the transaction of 
special business, at the call of the Board of Governors, or on a requisition to 
that effect to the Chairman of the Board of Governors, signed by at least twenty 
members of the Corporation ; provided always that no such special meetings be 
held without one month's public notice thereof in an accredited newspaper in 
Toronto and Montreal, and also in " The Canadian Congregationalist." 

CHAPTER II. 

BOARD OF GOVERNORS. 

1. A Board of fifteen directors, to be called Governors, having power to 
choose their own oflScers, shall be elected from members of the Corporation. 
Five members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. 



154 CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE. 

2. Three members of the Board shall retire annually, in rotation, but shall 
be eligible for re-election. 

3. The powers and duties of the Board shall be : — 

(a) The administration of the property of the College, and the man- 
agement of its finances. 

(b) The appointment and removal of all officers of the College. 

(c) The general oversight and management of the afifairs of the 
College, and 

((/) The presentation of an annual report of the general condition of the 
College to the Corporation at the next regular meeting. 

4. Any member of the Board absent from its meetings for a year, shall be 
held, ipso facto, to have vacated his seat, but may be re-appointed or re-elected 
thereto. 

^. Vacancies in the Board, whether occurring by death, or resignation, or 
otherwise, may be filled by the Board whenever it may see fit. 

fi. It shall be competent for the Board of Governors to appoint annually 
an Executive Committee from its membership, which Committee shall exercise, 
between the meetings of the Board, such powers as may be delegated to it. 

CHAPTER III. 

THE SENATE. 

1. There shall be a Senate which shall be composed of: — (1) The members 
of the Board of Governors ; (2) The Faculty ; (3) Four representatives chosen 
annually by the alumni resident in Canada ; (4) Four representatives chosen 
annually by the Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec ; (5) Two repre- 
sentatives chosen annually by the Congregational Union of Nova Scotia and New 
Brunswick. 

Seven members of the Senate shall constitute a quorum. 

2. The Senate shall frame regulations for and supervise all matters of 
education, honors and discipline. 

3. The Principal shall be ex-officio President of the Senate. 

4. The Registrar shall be a member of the Faculty and ex-officio Secretary 
of the Senate. 

5. The Senate shall meet annually, within one month preceding the close 
of the Session, at the College, in the city of Montreal, and at such other times 
and places as the interests of the College may require, and shall make an annual 
report to the Corporation through the Board of Governors. 

CHAPTER IV. 

THE FACULTY. 

1. The Principal and Professors, with such members of the Senate as from 
time to time may be appointed by the Board of Governors, constitute the 
Faculty, and as such are entrusted with the educational work of the College and 
the enforcement of its regulations, under the direction of the Senate. 

The Principal shall be ex-officio Chairman of the Faculty. 

2. Members of the Faculty must be members of a Congregational Church. 

3. Members of the Faculty shall not be members of the Board of Governors, 
but the Principal shall be a consulting member of the Board of Governors, and 
of all standing committees appointed by that Board or the Senate. 



COURSES OF STUDY. 155 

CHAPTER V. 

THE OFFIOKBS. 

1. The Chairman of the Board of Goveraors shall be the Presiding Officer 
of the Corporation. 

2. The President of the Senate shall preside at all Public Functions of the 
College. 

3. The Secretary of the Senate shall be Registrar of the College. 

CHAPTER VI. 

AMENDMENTS. 

Amendments to these By-laws may be made at any regular meeting of the 
Corporation, provided that notice of such amendment has been given at the 
meeting next preceding. 



COURSES OF STUDY 
In the Congre<fational College of Canada. 



1, CD. Course (to be arranged). 

2. B. D. Course :— 

(a) Graduates in Arts from some recognized University, and the full 
three years' course with honors (B D. work in full) in the C. C. C. Seven years' 
course. 

(6) B.D. as in Year Book. 
.3. Diploma Courses :— 

(a) Graduates in Arts of high standing from McGill University and 
two years in the C. C. C. 

(6) Four years in McGill University and three years in the C. C. C, 
but the first and second years in the C C. C. taken concurrently with the work 
in the University. Students taking this course are allowed certain exemptions 
in the University. 

(c) Matriculation and tiie first year in McGill University or its 
equivalent, and the full three years' course in the C. C. C 

4. (a) Persons who have made pmof of their fitness for the ministry may 
be admitted to the instruction of the College, as arrangements and conditions 
may be made with the Faculty and upon the recommendation of any " District 
Association " of Congregational Churches and Ministers, or, in the case of appli- 
cants from territories where no such Association exists, upon the leccmmendation 
of the Executive of the Home Missionary Society. Students of this clafs shall 
not be admitted for less than one year. They shall not receive a Diploma, but 
those who pass a satisfactory examination upon work done will receive a certi- 
ficate of the same 

(6) Persons may be admitted to special courses of lectures at the dis- 
cretion of the Faculty. Such students, not Alumni, shall not rank as Students 
of Theology. 



156 CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE. 

LITERARY CURRICULUM. 

The C. C. C. strongly recommends all students to graduate in Arts in order 
to prepare for Theological classes. For such students as may not graduate in 
Arts, the College prescribes a literary course that shall not be less than second 
year's standing in Mcftill University, and shall include matriculation into some 
recognized University. 

8. It was moved in amendment, by Rev. J. K. Unsworth, 
seconded by Mr. C. R. Black, "That Chap. If, section 2, be 
changed, so that five instead of three Directors shall retire 
annaally. Carried. 

9. It was moved by Mr. C. R. Black, and seconded by Rev. 
A. F. McGregor, " That the By-laws now presented and amended, 
be and hereby are provisionally adopted, to be at once pro- 
visionally acted upon ; final confirmation or amendment to be 
reserved until the next Annual Meeting. 

" Also : — That all existing By-laws not consistent with the 
By-laws now adopted, are hereby repealed, and shall no longer 
have any force or effect, except in so far as the same may have 
been now re-enacted." Carried. 

10. The Chairman nominated Rev. J. K. Unsworth, and 
Messrs. C. R. Black and James White, a committee to nominate 
the incoming Board of Governors. 

11. Meanwhile, the Rev. W. T. Gunn presented the report 
o[ the Christian Endeavor Movement for the establishment of a 
Lectureship, to be known as " The Christian Endeavor Lecture- 
ship on the English Bible." 1 he endeavor is to raise S5,000 for 
the purpose of endowing this Lectureship. This is the Young 
People's part of the $100,000 Endowment Scheme. The first 
$1,000 has been subscribed. 

12. It was moved by Mr. O'Hara and seconded by Mr. 
Leet, " That the report be adopted, with the .strongest ccnn- 
mendation and approval." Carried, 

\'\. The Committee appointed to nominate Governors re- 
commended the following, viz. : — Messrs. J. C. Copp, B. W. 
Robertson, .S. H. C. Miner. Edmund Yeigh, J. R. Dougall, C. R. 
Black, C. Cashing, C. Gurd, T. Moodie, T. B. Macaulay, W. D. 
Lighthall, J. H. Burland, Revs. Wm. Macintosh, E. M. Hill and 
J. T. Daley. 



REGULATIONS FOR COURSE OF STUDY. 157 

Mr. Edmund Yeigh withdrew in favor of Mr. George R. 
Copping, and Mr. Copping's name being substituted for that of 
Mr. Yeigh, the report, as amended, was adopted. 

14. It was moved and seconded, " That the hearty approval 
of this Corporation be expressed to the retiring Board of Direc- 
tors, for their work." Carried. 

15. It was moved and seconded, " That we hereby express 
our gratitude to our Father in Heaven, and to Mrs. S. H. C. 
Miner, of Granby, Quebec, for her munificent gift to our College, 
and pray that His richest blessing may be the portion of our 
sister who has so wisely, generously, and lovingly given of the 
wealth in her possession, for the upbuilding of His Kingdom." 
Cai^ried. 

16. On motion, the minutes were taken "as read," and 
adopted, and the meeting adjourned. 

Harry E. Mason, 

Minute Secretary. 



REGULATIONS FOR THE COURSE OF STUDY AND 

EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF 

BACHELOR OF DIVINITY. 

(provisional.) • 



1. Candidates for the Degree of B.D. must be graduates in 
Arts of a recognized University ; provided, however, that this 
condition shall not be made to apply to former Alumni of the 
College, nor to those now (1885) passing through their course. 

2. There shall be three examinations for the degree of B. 
D., viz. : — I. The Entrance; II. The Intermediate ; and III. 
The Final Examination ; arranged as to subjects and time as 
follows : 

1. Entrance Examunatign, at the end of the First Year 
of the Theological Course, and in the following subjects : 



158 CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE. 

(a) Greek — Gospel by St. Mark. 

" by St. Matthew, chapters v. vii. , inclusive. 

(b) Hebrew — Genesis, chaps, i viii , inclusive 

Deuteronomy, chaps, xxxii., xxxiii., inclusive. 

(c) Apologetics — Butler's Analogy. — Dale's " Living Christ in the Four 

Gospels." 

(d) Church History — Fisher's " Beginnings of Christianity " (Ante Nicene 

period.) 

(Stanley's " Eastern Church.") 

(e) Biblical Theology — Old Testament, Oehler, Part I 

New Testament, Bernard's " Progress of Doctrine 
in the N. T.") 

(f) Introduction — New Testament, Lumby's Introduction. 

IT. Intermediate Examination, at the end of the Second 
Year of the Theological Course. 

(a) Greek — Gospel by St. John, chapters i.-x., inclusive. Acts of the 

Apostles. 

(b) Hebrew — Psalms ii., viii , xvi. , xxii., xxiv. 

Proverbs, chaps i.-viii. , inclusive. 

(c) Apologetics — Rogers' " Superhuman Origin of the Bible." 

(d) Church History — Fisher's "History of the Christian Church," (The 

Ancient and Mediaeval eras.) 

(e) Biblical Theology — Old Testament, Oehler, Part II. 

New Testament, Reuss, Vol. I. 

(f) Theology — Mozeley's *' Ruling Ideas," (Lectures on the Old Testament. ) 

III. Final Examination, at the end of the Third Year of 
the Theological Course. 

(a) Greek — The Epistles of the Romans and Hebrews. 

(b) Hebrew —Amos, Isaiah, chaps i -xiv. . inclusive. 

(c) Apologetics — Bushnell's " Nature and the Supernatural." 

(d) Church Histor/ — Fisher's "History of the Christian Church," (mod- 

ern era.) 

Fisher's " History of the Reformation." 

(e) Biblical Theo'oyy -Old Testament, Oehler, Part III. 

New Testament, Reuss Vol II. 

(f) Theology— Cr&v/ lord on the Atonement. 

(g) Church Government — Ross' Lectures on Congregationalism. (The 

Church Kingdom. ) 

Hatch's Bampton Lectures. (The Organization 
of the Church.) 
(h) Pastoral Theology — Shedd 

1. Candidates must be prepared to pass an examination on 
the matters usually included in Introduction in respect of the 
following books, viz., Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs, Isaiah, Amos, 
Mark, John, Acts, Romans, Hebrews 

2. The followiog commentaries are recommended, viz., on 
Genesis, Lange ; on the Psalms, Delitzsch, Vol I. ; on Proverbs, 



LIST OF ALUMNI. 159 

Zochler (in Lange's series) ; on Isaiah, Cheyne; on Amos, Pusey 
on the Minor Prophets ; on Mark, Morison ; on John, Lange ; on 
Acts, Hackett ; on Romans, Beet ; on Hebrews, Westcott. 

3. The examinations shall be held at the same time and 
place, annually, as the Sessional Examinations of the College, 
and the Degree shall be conferred at the public closing service 
of the College. Local examinations, however, may be held when 
in the judgment of the Faculty, it shall be deemed expedient, 
and in such manner as the Faculty may from time to time 
appoint. 

4. Candidates for examination, at any of the above named 
Examinations, must notify the Secretary of the Faculty of their 
intention to present themselves for examination, not later than 
January 1st; and Candidates other than students now (1885), 
or hereafter passing through their College course, must produce 
certificates of having duly completed their course in the College. 

5. The fee for the Degree of B. D. shall be ten d(jllars, to 
be paid to the Secretary of the Faculty prior to the conferring 
of the Degree. 

6. The hood of the Bachelor of Divinity shall be of black 
corded silk, lined with white silk, with a three inch border of 
bishop's purple. 

The academicals of the Doctor of Divinity shall be a black 
silk gown with full bag sleeve, hood scarlet cloth, lined with the 
same. 




160 



CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE. 



LIST OF ALUMNI. 



Name. 

1 Ludwick Kribs 

2 Stephen King 

3 Leonard McGlash an., 

4 Samuel Fint^n. 



Whence. Date of Leaving. Where. 

Eramosa 1841 . . Died. 

Glanford 1842 Died. 

Pdham 1842. . Died. 

Glanford 1842 . Presbyterian Church 



5 James Vincent Coventry, Eng 1842 . Salem, Mich 

6 Edward Ebbs Guelph'. 1843. . Died 

7 William Lumsden Peterborough 1843. .Episcopal Church. 

8 William F. Clarke . . ..London, Ont 1844. .Guelph, Ont. 

9 Thomas I Hodgkin.. . . Guelph 1845 Episcopal Church. 

10 Robert Robinson Montreal, Zion 1845 Toronto. 

11 John Bowles Montreal Zion 1845 .Died. 

12 Norman McLeod UOrignal 1844 . . Humboldt, Iowa. 

13 W. H. AUworth Sonthwold 1845 . . Died. 

14 Thomas Snell New York State 1846.. Died, 

15 Thomas Seawright Toronto, Zion 1847 

16 Thomas Bayne Montreal, 2nd Church 1846 .. 

17 George C. Wickson Toronto, Zion 1847 . 

18 William Hay Warivick 1847 Died. 

19 Henry Lancashire Montreal, Zion 1847 Died. 

20 K. M. Fenwick Montreal, 2nd Church ... 1847 . .Westmount, Que. 

21 Charles McKay. Montreal, 2nd Church 1846. .Died. 

22 J. C. Geikie, D.D Moore 1848. Episcopal Ch, Eng. 

23 F. H. Marling. D.D Toronto, Zion 1848. .New York. 

24 A. Wicks'jn, LL. D Toronto, Zion 18l8 . . London, Eng. 

25 John Wood Montreal. Zion 1851 . . Ottawa. 

26 John McKillican . . Vankleek Hill 1851 . . Montreal. 

27 John Eraser Stanstead 1851 . .Died. 

28 R. K. Black St John, N. B 1852 Granby. 

29 George Ritchie St. John, N. B 1852 Salt Lake City. 

30 Daniel Macallum St Andrews, Que 1852 Kingston. 

31 James Hay Warivick 1852 . Brockville, Ont. 

32 E. A. Noble Hamilton 1852 . . 

33 Enoch Barker Sheffield, X. B 1854 . . Toronto, Ont. 

34 Archibald Burpee Sheffield, N. B 18.55 Died. 

35 John Campbell Indian Lands 1855 . Died. 

36 James Boyd Montreal, Zion 1856 . . Died. 

37 Philip Shanks Beauharnoin 1856 . Died. 

38 Malcolm McKillop Inverness 1858 . . Died. 

39 Robert G. Baird Lanark 1857 . . Died 

40 A. McDonald Montreal, 2nd Chureh 1857 . 

41 Robert Hay Scotland, Ont 1858. . Eaton. 

42 George A. Rawson Lanark 1859 . . Los Angeles, CaL 

43 Joseph V. Bryning . . .Scotland, Ont 1860. . 

44 John R. Kean Inverness, Que 1860. .Died. 

45 Robert Burchill Toronto, Zion 1861 . . 

46 Robert Brown Caledon 1861 . Died. 



LIST OF ALUMNI. 161 

47 John Brown Caledon 1861 . . Died. 

48 Benjamin W. Day . . Brantford 1S61 . . St. Andrews, Que, 

49 G. Strasenburg, M.D . . Kinijiton 1861 . . Lima, New York. 

50 John G. Sanderson .... Kingston 1 862 . . Died. 

51 J. Malcolm Smith Scotland, Ont 1862. .St. Paul, Minn. 

52 Charles Duff, M.A. . . . Toronto, Bond St 1862. .Brooklyn, N. S. 

53 Alexander McGregor . . Manilla ..... 1862 . . Died. 

54 Richard Lewis Sarnia 1862 .Grand Haven, Mich. 

55 James Douglas Toronto, Bond St 1865. . Presbyterian Church 

56 J. A. R. Dickson Brantford 1865. . Presbyterian Church 

57 Richard T. Thomas. . . . Toronto, Zion 1 865 . . Died. 

58 S. N. Jackson, M.D . . . Brome 1866 . . Barre, Vermont. 

59 E. S. Lyman, B.C.L. . Montreal, Zion 1866. . 

60 J. I. Hindley, Ph.D . . .Eramosa 1869. .Guelph, Ont. 

61 Wm. M. Peacock. ... Lanark.. 1869.. Died. 

62 D. McGregor, M.D. . . . Manilla 1872. Antwerp, N. Y. 

63 R. W. Wallace, B.D. . . Markham 1872 Somerville, Mass. 

64 W. H. A. Claris Fronie, Ont 1872 . . London, Ont. 

65 D. D. Nighswander .... Slouffville 1872 . Died. 

66 John AUworth, MA... Pans 1873 . Died. 

67 Joseph Griffith Janusvilk, N. Y. 1873 Died, 

68 Edwin D. Silcox Southivold 1873 , Paris, Ont. 

69 William Macintosh. .. .i?Mgf^i/ 1874 .Ottawa, Ont. 

70 James R. Black Montreal, Zion 1874 . . Kingston, Ont, 

71 Andrew 0. Cossar London, Oiit. . , 1876 . Vermoutville, Mich. 

72 John B. Silcox Frome, Ont 1876 California. 

73 John F. Malcolm Scotland, Ont 1877. . United States. 

74 Jacob W. Cox, B. A Cornwallis, N. S 1 877 . • Lower Selmah, N.S. 

75 Hugh Pedley, B.A. . . .CoW>i^rmr/.s, Ont 1877 .Winnipeg, Man. 

76 W. H. Warriner, D.T). Toronto, Northern 1878. Montreal. 

77 A. F. McGregor, M.. A. Manilla 1878. .Toronto. 

78 George Willett Scotland, Ont 1878 . . California 

79 James C. Wright Hoioick, Ont 1878 . . United States. 

80 A. L McFayden, ^.K.. Manilla 1879. . Presbyterian Church 

81 William Ewing, B. A. . Jl/f'/6oM/-ne 1S79. Lansing, Mich. 

82 J. B. Saer, B.D St. Johns, Nfld 1880. 

83 Charles E. Bolton .... Bolton, Ont 1881 . . Craigsholm P.O. ,Ont 

84 John McKinnon Kincardine, Ont 1881 Pilot Mound, Ont. 

85 George Robertson, B.A.Dozirjlas, Ont 1882 . . Mentone Cal. 

86 George Skinner Melbourne, Qiie 1882. . Frome, Ont. 

87 George Fuller Brooklyn, U. S 1883. .London, Eng. 

88 W. H. Way Toronto, Zion 1883 , Rensselaer FaIls,NY 

89 A.W. Richardson, M.D. il/ojiirm/, Calvary 1884. Kingston, Ont. 

90 A . W. Gerrie, B. A . . . . Garafraxa 1885 . . Torrington, Conn. 

91 W. T. Currie, B A . . Toronto, Zion 1885 . Chisamba, W.C. 

92 Jas. W. Pedley, B. A . Goldsprincjs. Ont 1885 . Toronto. [Africa. 

93 George White St. Johns, Nfld 1885 . . 

94 J. K. Unsworth, B A Georgetown, Ont 1887. Scotland, Ont. 

95 John O. Hart Margaret, N. S 1887 . . 

96 Alexander McLeod . . . Embro, Ont 1887 . . Died. 

97 James McAdie St. Johns, Nfld 1887 . . St. Andrews, Que. 

98 John P. Gerrie, V>.K. . .Garafraxa, Ont 1888. .Toronto, Ont. 

99 And. P. Solandt, B.D. .Montreal, Calvary 1888...0dell, Illinois. 

100 Frank Davey Brantford, Ont 1888 . . Presbyterian Church 

11 



162 CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE. 

101 r.W. Macallum, B.A..il/aa;i;«7/e, Ont 1889 .Marash, Turkey. 

102 Horace C. Mason.B.A. J/ora<reai, Calvary 1889.. Pulman, Wis. 

103 Hilton Pedley, B.A . . Cobourg, Ont 1889. . Niigata, Japan. 

104 Wilberforce Lee Melbourne, Que 1889 . . United States. 

105 William J. Watt 1889 . . Sheldon, Vt. 

106 James M. Austin . . . Belleville, Ont 1889 . Sheffield, N. B. 

107 James T. Daley, B. A . . Stouffville, Ont 1890 . . Maxville, Ont. 

lOS 1. J. Hwa.nson, B.A. ..Stouffvi/le, 0)it 1890. .Lima, Ohio. 

109 Churchill Moore Economy, N. S 1890.. Ayer's Flat, Que. 

110 W. T. Gunn, B.A Montreal, Calvary 1892. .Embro, Ont. 

111 F. W. Read, B.A . . .Montreal, Emmanuel 1892 Sakanjimba,W. Af'a 

112 0. H. Craik, B.A Franklin, Que 1892 VVaterville, Que. 

113 R. 0. Ross, B.A Margaree, N. S 1892. . 

114 W. S. Pritohard, B.A. Howick First, Ont 1893. .Granby, Que. 

115 George E. Read Bond St., Toronto 1893 Rock Island, Que. 

116 E. 0. Grisbrook Sarnia, Ont 1893 S. Deerfield, Mass. 

117 John L. Brown Wood Bay, Man 1894 .Pilot Mound, Man. 

118 George VV. Bill .... Chebogue, N. S 1894 Liverpool, N. S. 

119 D. S. Hamilton, B.A . Toronto, Northern 1894. . Montreal. 

120 H. E. Mason Montreal, Calvaty 1895 .Georgetown, Ont. 

121 George Extence Toronto, Olivet 1895. . Hamilton, Ont. 

122 W. P. Jackson Kingston, First 1895 . . Barre, Vermont. 

123 F. J. Day, B.D Stratford, Ont 1896. .Sherbrooke, Que. 

124 J. C. Watt, B.A Lanark, Ont 1896 . , United States. 

125 Harold I. Horsey Kingston, Ont 1896 . Ottawa, Ont. 

126 R. G. Watt, B. A Lanark, Ont 1896 Fitch Bay, Que. 

127 A. F. Pollock Forest, Ont 1896 . . Speedside, Ont. 

128 Matthew Kelly Hamilton, Ont 1896. . Listowel Ont. 

129 C. R. Ashdown, B.A..Toro7ito, Zion 1897 Forest, Ont. 

130 J. L. Alexander Boiumanville 1897- • Middleville, Ont. 

131 J. McGuire Stratford 1897 . . Tiverton, Ont. 

132 J. E. Bradshaw Montreal, Zion 1897 . . England. 

133 J. Mair Lanark 1897. .Howick, Ont. 

134 A. B. Ross, B.A Montreal, Emmanuel 1899. Keswick Ridge.N.B, 

1.35 D.D.Hambly, B.A. B.D H^nmi/jp^? Central : 1899. . Winnipeg 

136 A. E. Harding London, First 1899 . . Bowmanville, Ont. 




REPORT OF SESSION. 163 



SIXTIETH ANNUAL REPORT. 
Session of 1898-99. 



To the Members of Corporation : — Your Directors have 
much pleasure in presenting the Sixtieth Annual Report. The 
past year has been one of the most successful in the history of 
the College. 

The Session opened with the customary Public Exercises, 
on the 26th September last. The address was given by the 
Rev. Douglas Mackenzie, D.D., of the Chicago Theological Semin- 
ary ; and was one of a series of lectures extending over a great 
part of the following week, and devoted to the subject of " The 
Philosophy of Religion." The Closing Exercises were held on 
Tuesday. 11th April, when the Rev. E. C. Jefferson, D.D., of 
Broadway Tabernacle, New York, delivered an admirable address 
on the " Christian Minister." These services, gratuitously ren- 
dered by these gentlemen, have laid the College under obligations 
of gratitude which your Board have, by resolution, suitably 
acknowledged on your behalt". 

Applications for admission were received from Herman 
Carson, of Danville ; Astor Schrag, of Brantford, and C. C. 
Claris, of London. These gentlemen passed the customary pro- 
bation, and were received as stmlents of the College. 

THE SESSIONAL ROLL, 

At the end of the year, stood as follows : 

ARTS COURSE. 

H. G. Rice Fourth Year. 

T. A. Munroe .... Fourth Year. 

E. C. Woodley Third Year. 

Herman Carson First Year. 

Astor Schrag First Year. 



164 CONGKEGATIONAL COLLEGE. 

THEOLOGICAL COURSE. 

A. B. Ross, B.A Third Year. 

D. D. Hambly, B.A Third Year. 

A. E. Harding Third Year. 

R. B. Blyth, B A Second Year. 

W. Johnson Second Year. 

A. Secord Second Year. 

W. Munroe .Second Year. 

J. M. Williams = . . . First Year. 

Brandon Greenaway First Year. 

C. C. Claris Preliminary Year. 

In addition to the above, there were three special students ; 
making eighteen in all. 

THE STAFF. 

The brethren who so kindly assisted in the work of in- 
struction last year, have again served the College during the 
session just closed. The Rev. T. B. Hyde delivered a course of 
lectures on the " Person and Office of the Holy Spirit " ; Dr. 
Weir, on " Liturgies and Church Music " ; and the Rev. D. S. 
Hamilton, B.A., on " Bible History." The Rev. E, M. Hill, 
M.A., also conducted a class once a week throughout the whole 
session, in " Pastoial Theology." All these valuable services 
were rendered without remuneration. 

THE LATE DTJ. EVANS. 

The Rev. E. C. Evans, D.D., took up again his course in 
Ecclesiastical History ; and continued it until he was laid aside 
by sickness, toward the close of the Fall term. After a few 
months' illness, it pleased the Lord to call him to Himself. In 
his death, your Board realizes that the College has lost a most 
valued friend. The following resolution of sympathy was passed 
by the Board and forwardecl to Mrs. Evans : — " The Board of 
Directors of the Congregational College of Canada, would con- 
vey to Mrs. Evans their heart-felt sympathy with her, in her 
sore bereavement. Dr. Evans, from his first coming among us, 
threw himself with characteristic energy into the work of this 
College ; ever solicitous for its welfare. As a Pastor, his in- 



EEPORT OF SESSION. 165 

fluence with his own people on behalf of this College was great ; 
as a Director, and member of the Faculty, his sagacious counsel 
and laborious activity did much to advance the welfare of this 
Institution. In particular, the Board would record the fact 
that it was through his advice and efforts, that the present 
honored Principal was introduced to the College, and secured 
for its service. As Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Dr. 
Evans gratuitously devoted his splendid gifts, for the instruction 
of the students. In all these, and manifold other ways, his gifts 
and opportunities enabled him richly to serve the College ; and 
in his death the Institution has lost a great and valued friend ; 
and theology an earnest, candid and scientific enquirer, and a 
teacher hard to replace." 

PROF. WARRINER'S APPOINTMENT. 

Last September, Prof. Warriner resigned his pastorate of 
Zion Church, and was appointed Professor of New Testament 
Literature and Exegesis, at a yearly stipend of $1,500. Accord- 
ing to the terms of his appointment, his duties are " to undertake 
any professional work and lectures, or any other work for the 
welfare of the College, which may from time to time be assigned 
to him by the Board ; and to devote thereto his whole time 
during the session." This appointment has made it possible to 
further systematize and enlarge the work of the College, and 
greatly increase its efficiency. 

PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT. 

Another advance movement has been the inauguration of a 
Preparatory Department, to fit men otherwise qualified to enter 
upon the studies of this College. In harmony with similar in- 
stitutions, our standard for Entrance has been raised. It is 
evident however, that if we are not to lose many valuable young 
men, we must provide some means whereby they may attain to 
this standard. Temporary arrangements were made with 
another educational institution in the city, for such \^oung men 
as needed it, to attend and receive instruction, but they were 
not altogether satisfactory. The Principal also invited the 
heads of the other Theological Colleges of Montreal to a con- 
ference, and laid before them plans for united etlbrt in this 



166 CONGKEGATIONAL COLLEGE. 

direction, but we are sorry to report that the negotiations were 
without success. 

There was nothing left for your Board to do but provide 
for the necessary tuition. This has been done by securing at a 
small expenditure the services of two of our own students well 
qualified for this task, namely, Mr. H. G. Rice and Mr. Manville 
Williams. These gentlemen have had three students under 
their tuition preparing for matriculation in McGill. 

EXAMINATIONS. 

At the Sessional examinations, A. B. Ross, B.A. ; D. D. 
Harnbly, B.A., and A. E. Harding satisfactorily completed their 
studies and were granted the diploma of this College. 

Mr. Hambly also successfnlly passed all the examinations 
pertaining to the degree of Bachelor of Divinity, which degree 
was accordingly conferred upon him at the Closing Exercises. 

Mr. Ross secured the Calvary Medal for a special examin- 
ation in Church Historj^. 

Mr. R. B. Blyth, of the Second Year, and Mr. M. Williams, 
of the First, were awarded special prizes by Dr. Weir for pro- 
ficiency in his department. 

All the students passed the required examinations. 

In the University .also all our students maintained their 
year, only one requiring to pass a supplemental examination, 
and that only in one subject. 

H. J. Rice and T. A. Munroe, graduated as Bachelors in 
Arts, Mr. Rico taking First Rank Honors in Semitic Languages 
and Literature. In the Third Year, E. C. Woodley obtained 
First Rank Honors in English Language, Literature and His- 
tory. In September last, Mr. Woodley also gained an Exhibi- 
tion in Natural Science. 

NEW BY-LAWS. 

At the last meeting of Corporation, Dr. George presented 
an outline of the proposed changes in the College By-laws, and 
the Board was instructed and authorized " to revise the By- 
laws and Regulations, and report to the next meeting of Cor- 
poration." 

In obedience to these instructions, your Board, both by 



REPORT OF SESSION. 167 

special Committees appointed thereto and as a whole, has given 
frequent and earnest consideration to the matter, with the result 
that a draft of such By-laws has been drawn up and mailed to 
the pastors of our churches and to the members of Corporation 
as far as they could be ascertained. This draft will be presented 
to you at this meeting for your consideration and for such action 
thereon as may seem best. 

BENEFACTIONS. 

We have much pleasure in reporting that the past year has 
been marked by an unusually large number of benefactions to 
the College. 

Dr Macdonald, a citizen of the United States, temporarily 
residing in Montreal, gave $30 to be offered as prizes in Elocu- 
tion, and when the students voted that the gift should be de- 
voted to the purchase of books on sacred Rhetoric and Homi- 
letics for the Library, he generously increased the gift to $50. 

Mr. Robertson Macaulay give $120 to be used as Bursaries 
to our students who are undergraduates in McGill, and Mr. 
Miner gave $50 for the same purpose. 

Colonel J. H. Borland has undertaken to maintain for one 
year the lectureship in Christian Sociology held by Professor 
Graham Taylor, of Chicago. 

Mrs. Frederick Stevenson and family have placed the sum 
of $400 in the hands of your Board to found in perpetuity a 
gold medal for proficiency in Theology in the Senior Class, to 
be known as the "Frederick Stevensjn Memorial Medal." 

A donation of $2,000 has been received from Lord Strath- 
cona, in aid of the Endowment Fund. 

The late Francis Scholes, of Emmanuel Church, left a large 
legacy in his will, the use of which we have not at present, but 
Mrs. Scholes, his widow, has generously intimated her purpose 
of adding still further to the gift in due time, so that the whole 
may endow a Chair in this College. 

We have also to announce that Mrs. S. H. C. Miner has 
with munificent liberality established a third Professorship. It 
is her purpose to maintain it yearly for the present, and in due 
time to endow it with not less than forty thousand dollars. 

These benefactions with those already received, have placed 
the College on an assured basis and given it new life and hope. 



163 CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE. 

THE THIRD PROFESSOR. 

After conference with the Faculty, it was decided that the 
new Professor should have for his main subject Old Testament 
Literature and Exegesis with its co^iiate departments. 

Thus, in the persons of Dr. George, Prof. Warriner, and the 
Professor to be appointed, the three main divisions of the curri- 
culum will be provided for, viz., Systematic Theology, and the 
Old and New Testaments. 

The three professors will, with such aid as others may be 
able to give, divide the remaining subjects between them. 

THE principal's VISIT TO ENGLAND. 

Dr. George, of whose wisdom and devotion to all the in- 
terests of the College your Board bears hearty testimony, has 
gone to England on the invitation of the Colonial Missionaiy 
Society to represent our work to the churches in Enj4land, and 
one of his missions is to tind, if possible, the additional professor, 
the only condition of the generous donor being, that the best 
man possible be obtained. 

VISITATION AMONG THE CHURCHES. 

Mr. H. G. Rice, B.A., has been appointed by the Board to 
visit the churches in the interests of the College, and to make 
collections, except in cases where it may be deemed to be un- 
advisable. We bespeak for him a hearty reception. And we 
would draw the attention of pastors to the opportunity afforded 
by his presence for the introduction to him of young men in 
their parishes who may be thinking of entering the College. 

treasurer's statement. 

The Treasurer will inform you as to the general financial 
condition of the College, and of the present state of the Endow- 
ment Funds. 

RETIRING DIRECTORS. 

The following Directors retire by virtue of the time limit 
of their appointment, viz. : Rev. J. H. George, D.D., Rev. E M. 



treasurer's report. 169 

Hill, M.A., Mr. Theodore Lyman, Mr. A. Alexander, and Mr. C. 
R. Black. Should however the new By-laws be adopted, the 
entire Board as now constituted will be obliterated, and it will 
be necessary at this meeting to elect fifteen new Directors to 
be called Governors. 

In conclusion, your Board would express its appreciation 
of the kindness of those friends who have so nobly come to the 
aid of the College, and its gratitude to God for raising up those 
who having the power have also the heart to give so largely to 
this important branch of Christian work. The mercies of the 
past call for renewed hope and zeal, and the earnest consecratitm 
of all our powers so that we may prove ourselves worthy of the 
continued blessing of God. 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Board, 

W. Henry Warriner, 

Secretary. 
Montreal, June 9th, 1899. 



CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE OF CANADA. 



TREASURER'S ANNUAL REPORT. 



The Treasurer has a much pleasanter task this year than last, 
when he had to report a heavy deficit in the year's work. This 
year he has been able to meet all demands without borrowing, 
and to close the year with a balance on the right side, which 
will help to reduce the liabilities incurred last year. 

This result is not due to more faithful work by the churches 
as a whole, but to the untiring eflforts of our Principal to raise 
the Endowment Fund, and the liberality of Mr. S. H. C. Miner 
in contributing S500 toward the Principal's salary. 

The annual circular and envelopes were sent to all the 
churches in September, in time for the October collection. 

In Quebec all the churches have remitted. In Ontario 17 
churches have failed to send a collection. In the Maritime Pro- 



170 CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE. 

vinces, three churches that remitted last year have failed to do 
so this. But the Woman's Board of N. S. and N. B. forwarded 
twenty-five dollars, and the Union of N. S. and N. B. sent four- 
teen dollars. In the North- West, Winnipeoj Central was the 
only one to do anything ; about the same as last year. 

It is difficult to understand why it is that the nineteen 
churches in Quebec contribute a larger amount than the sixty or 
more churches in Ontario. Apart from personal subscriptions 
Quebec churches have contributed $1323.96; Ontario churches 
$897.90. 

We are indebted to Mr. Robertson Macaulay, of Montreal, 
for $120 for bursaries, and to Dr. McDonald, of California, a 
visitor, for $50 for prizes. 

We have also received a leojacy of $143.60 from the estate 
of the late Miss Annie McKillican. 

You will see a new item in the receipts this year, " In- 
terest from endowment subscriptions," $1312.52. The sub- 
scribers to the Endowment Fund, paying 5% cent, interest on 
the unpaid balance of their subscription. 

Teaching account is larger this year, owing to Professor 
Warriner giving his whole time to the College. 

Repairs are small, owing to the large outlay last year. 

Interest paid on loans, etc., is smaller. 

Management is smaller also ; the principal items making 
the reduction being travelling and insuiance. 

Now a word as to the future : You have no doubt heard 
of large things in the way of donations to the College, and 
may be inclined to think you will not need to do so much in the 
future. But make no mistake. You will have to do more in 
the future and not less, if the College is to hold its own, and do 
its work. These new gifts are for new work ; not for the old. 
It is important you should remember this, and it is for your 
pastor to train your congregations in the principles of giving, and 
see that you give them the information necessary to intelligent 
giving ; and by so doing your own church life and revenues will 
increase. 

On behalf of the trustees of the Endowment Fund I have 
to report an increase of $6,919.25 ; payments on account of sub- 
scriptions to the Fund, with the exception of $100 bequest 
from the late Jame.s Bay lis ; and $400 from Mrs. Dr. Stevenson 



treasurer's report, 171 

and family, for a gold medal to be known as the " Stevenson 
Memorial Medal." 

By the death of Mrs. Mathieson, of Embro, the $1000 dona- 
tion on which we paid her interest is now the property of the 
College, without any conditions. Also by the death of Miss 
Maria Sawtell, of Montreal, her donation of $1000 becomes the 
property of the College, for the purpose of founding an exhibi- 
tion or Bursary in connection with the College, to be known as 
the " Maria Sawtell Exhibition or Bursary," in remembrance 
of her long and pleasant connection with Zion .Church, whose 
present pastor is one of the professors in said College. 

At the death of Mr. Scholes, of Montreal, his subscription 
of $2000 on which he paid interest to the College was paid by 
his executors. 

Payments for the year to the Fund are as follows : 

Late F. Scholes $2000 00 

Lord Strathcona 2000 00 

Mr. H. O'Hara 500 00 

Mr. B. VV. Robertson, 2nd pt 500 00 

Mr. J. H. Burland 500 00 

Mr. James White, 2Dd pt 300 00 

Mrs. Dr. J. F. Stevenson and family 400 00 

Mr. C. R. Black, 2nd pt 250 00 

Rev. Dr. Warriner 100 00 

Baylis Bequest 100 00 

Mr. C. Ourd 100 00 

Rev. E. D. Silcox 50 00 

Mr. R. S. Weir 25 00 

Rev. E. M. Hill 25 00 

Rev. J. Wood 10 00 

Rev. W. T. Gunn 10 00 

Miss Miner, (C. E.) 10 00 

Milton, U. S. Church 15 00 

Dovercourt Church 10 00 

Miss R. Horton, Port Perry 5 00 

Mrs. Elliott 5 00 

Alton Church 2 25 

Woodstock (C. E.) 2 00 

$6919 15 

I herewith present the Financial Statement duly audited. 
The whole is respectfully submitted, 

Thos. Moodie, 

Treasurer. 
Montreal, Slst May, 1899. 



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CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE. 



CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COLLEGE 



PROVINCE OF ONTARIO. 



ALTON. 

Total $ 7 50 

BARRIE. 

Total , $ 7 00 

BELWOOD. 

R. Y. Blyth $ 2 00 

Collection 3 00 

Total $ 5 00 

BOWMANVILLE. 

Total $ 6 00 

BRANTFORD. 

Mrs. Brophey $ 60 

Mr. E. L. Goold 2 00 

Miss Goold 1 00 

Mrs. Hartman 1 00 

Mrs. Hollinrake 1 00 

Mrs. Mills 1 00 

C. Meek 1 00 

Mis J. Ott 12 00 

Mrs. J. H. Oldham 1 20 

Mr. VV H. Shapley 1 50 

Mrs. Thompson 3 75 

Mrs. F. Wisner 4 00 

Mrs. W. S. Wisner 1 25 

Mr. James Wilkes 2 00 

Mrs. James Wilkes 1 55 

Miss A. Wilkes 1 17 

Miss Wickens 1 00 

Mr. W. W. Wickens 5 CO 

Henry Yeigh 10 00 

Small sums 2 75 

Total $54 77 



BURFORD. 

H. Cox $ 5 00 

Collection 1 06 

Total $ 6 06 

EDGAR. 

Rev. T. Leggette $ 5 00 

Collection 7 65 

Total $12 65 

EMBRO. 

Total $17 00 

FOREST. 
Plympton. 

Total $ 5 50 

Central. 

Dr. Mutton $ 2 00 

Miss F. B. Rawlings 2 00 

Miss E. Cope 1 00 

Friend 1 00 

Small Slims 2 00 

Collection 11 70 

Total $25 20 

Lake Shore. 

Total $ 1 00 

FERGUS. 

Total $ 6 00 



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173 



FROME. 

Total $ 7 75 

GARAFRAXA. 

Total $ 5 65 

GEORGETOWN. 

Total $20 00 

GUELPH. 

Total $35 50 

HAMILTON. 

FlKST. 

1897-8 ....$ 2 00 

Total ..$50 00 

HOWICK. 

First. 

Mr. Jno. Scarf $ 1 00 

" H. Pritchard 1 00 

" Jno. Pritchard I 00 

" A. McKenzie 50 

" Gammie 50 

' ' Jas. Barr 50 

' ' Jos. Johnston 1 00 

Small sums 75 



Total $ 6 25 

KINGSTON. 

First. 
Total $28 62 

Bkthel. 
Total $14 87 

LANARK. 

Total $30 00 

LISTOWEL. 

Total $ 6 00 



LONDON. 

First. 

Sunday School $10 00 

Southern. 

Total $17 40 

MARTI NTOWN. 

J. A. Galium $ 2 00 

P. H. McD rmid 2 00 

H. P. Christie 2 00 

A. J. McDermid 1 00 

F. Mclntyre 50 

W. McCallum 50 

Total $ 8 00 

MAXVILLE AND ST. ELMO. 

Mr. Donald Sinclair $10 00 

" R. B. Blythe 5 00 

" and Mrs. J. W. Kennedy. . 5 00 

" Donald Kennedy 3 00 

" Donald McEweu 2 50 

" A. J. McEwen 2 00 

" J. P. McDougall 2 00 

" and Mrs. Jno. J. McEwen. 2 00 

" Donald McDougall 2 00 

" and Mrs. D. P. McDougall. 2 00 

" and Mrs. J. W. Weegar. . . 2 00 

" D. A. McDougall 2 00 

" Jno. A. McEwen 100 

" Thos. W. Munro 1 00 

" Mac. McDougall 100 

" Peter F. McEwen 1 00 

" A. P. McDougall 50 

" A. A. McEwen 1 00 

" Jno. A. McCoIl . 1 00 

" Jno. J. Robeitson 50 

" James B. McKillican 100 

" D. A. McEwen 1 00 

" Thos. McEwen 100 

" Jno. F. McEwen 1 00 

" Peter Munro I 00 

" Jno. Sinclair I 00 

Maxville Sunday School 2 00 

Collection 1 75 

Mrs. D. McEwen 75 

Total $57 00 



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CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE. 



MIDDLEVILLE. 

Wm. Croft, Esq $ 2 00 

Robt. R. Affleck 2 00 

Wm. Somerville 1 00 

Arch. Rankin 1 00 

Henry Mather 1 00 

Misses Angus 1 00 

Jas. A. Muir 1 00 

Mrs. R.Affleck, Sr 1 00 

A. R. Mclntyre 1 00 

David Mather 1 00 

Wm. Langstaff 1 00 

James Affleck 1 00 

Win. Stead 1 00 

Holmes Mathie 1 00 

.John Somerville, Sr 1 00 

John Hogg 50 

W. E. Croft 50 

James Watt, Sr 50 

Mrs. James Rankin 50 

Agnes Penman 50 

Mrs. Geo. Harding... 50 

Wm. R. Miller 50 

John Somerville, Jr. 50 

Thomas Liddle 40 

Small Sums 1 15 

Sunday collection 1 75 

Total $24 30 

HOPETOWN. 

Geo. Stead $ 2 00 

John Bulloch I 00 

Robt. McNicol 1 00 

James M Gunn 1 00 

John Mcllwraith 1 00 

James Mcllwraith . . 1 00 

Henry Bulloch 1 00 

Mclnnes 1 00 

John Taylor, Sr 50 

Chas. B. Craig 50 

Thos. Molyneaux 50 

Open collection 1 04 

Small Sums 1 20 

Total $12 74 

ROSETTA. 

Rev. J. L. Alexander $ 2 00 

Wm. Readey 1 00 

Robert Arnott 1 00 



Wm. Harding 1 00 

John Thompson 1 00 

David Rodger 1 00 

Adam Craig .... i 00 

Robert S. Rodger 50 

Wm. Aitken 50 

John Erskine 30 

Small Sums 50 

Open collection 30 

Total $10 10 

NEW DURHAM. 

Total $ 4 50 

NORTH ERIN. 

Total $ 4 00 

1897-8 10 00 

OTTAWA. 

FIRST. 

Total $25 00 

PARIS. 
Total $22 95 

RUGBY. 
Total $ 5 76 

SARNIA. 

Mrs. Grisbrook $ 1 00 

Miss M. McLagan 1 00 

Total $ 2 00 

SCOTLAND. 

Total $19 30 

SPEEDSIDE. 

Total $10 50 

STOUFFVILLE. 

Total $ 7 63 



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ST. CATHERINES. 



TURNBERRy. 



Total $ 4 10 Mr. Jno. W. Goffin $ I 00 

Mr. F. Mitchel 50 

TILBURY. Mr. D. W. Gemmell 50 

Small sums 50 

Total $2 40 

Total $ 2 05 

WARWICK. 

.$20 00 EBENEZER. 



TORONTO. 

ZION. 



Total 



BOND STREET. 



Total $115 15 

NORTHERN. 

Total $75 25 

OLIVET. 

Total $12 25 

BROADVIEW AVE. 

Total $10 25 



Total $ 5 00 

WOODSTOCK. 

Total $45 00 

Legacy, Miss A. McKlUican. $14.3 60 

PER.SONALS. 

Rev. A. F. McGregor $ 5 00 

Toronto, Anonymous 10 00 



Total $1056 50 



PROVINCE OF QUEBEC. 



AYERS FLAT AND BOYNTON. FITCH BAY. 

Total %$16 09 Total 

BRIGHAM. FRANKLIN CENTRE. 

Total $1100 Total 



Total 



COWANSVILLE. 



DANVILLE. 



11 15 



Total $42 50 

EATON. 
Total $ 7 65 



GRANBY. 

Mr. and Mrs. S. H. C Miner 
Mr. and Mrs. McKeclinie. ... 

Mr. E. Bowkee 

Mr. J. H. McCanna 

Mr. C. E. Archibald 

Rev. R K. Black 

Mr. Wni. Neil 

Mr. G. E. Mclndoe 

Mr. W. R. Horner 



$ 6 00 



$ 7 50 



^25 00 
10 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 



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CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE. 



Mrs. John Archibald 3 00 

Mr Wm. Miner 3 00 

Mr. John Archibald. . . 2 00 

Rev. W. S. Pritchard 2 00 

Mr. G. E. Baldwin 2 00 

Mrs. P. Kramer 1 00 

Mr. Elkins 1 00 

Mr. J. 0. Roeder 1 00 

Mr. D. M. Mitchell 1 00 

Dr. Cowley 1 00 

Mr. J. Barr 1 00 

Mr. C. Aitchiaon 100 

Mr. O. B. Streeter 1 00 

Mrs. Warren . 1 00 

Mr. J. Lincoln 1 00 

Mrs. C. T. Miner and Miss 

Seavey 1 00 

Mr. Robert Allan 1 00 

Mr. Jas. Duncan I 00 

Y.P.S.C.E 5 00 

Small sums 19 45 

Total $119 45 

MELBOURNE. 

Total $12 00 

MONTREAL. 

ZiON. 

Mr. Thomas Moodie $25 00 

Mr. S. P. Leet 5 00 

Mrs. S. P. Leet 5 00 

Mr. R. S. Weir 5 00 

Rev. Dr. George 5 00 

Mr. Wm Seath 5 00 

Mr. John Leslie 3 00 

Mrs. A. Douglas 2 00 

Rev. W. H. Warriner 2 00 

Mr. W. H. Smith 2 00 

Mr. A. E. Hanna 2 00 

Mr. A. Secord 2 00 

Mrs. G. Robinson 2 00 

Mr. J. E. Cribb 1 00 

Mr. W. Budden 1 00 

Mr. J. B. Owens 1 00 

Miss James 1 00 

Mr. E. B. Smith 1 00 

Miss H. A. Moore 1 00 

Small amounts 29 39 

Guild 25 00 

Sunday School 14 39 

Total $139 78 



Emmanuel. 

Mr. G. B. Burland $100 00 

" Francis Scholes 25 00 

" Wm. Reid 20 00 

" John Macintosh 20 00 

" C. R. Black 15 00 

" C. Gurd 65 00 

Dr. D. F. Gurd 10 00 

Dr. J. H. George and family. . . 10 00 

Mr. A. H Thomson 10 00 

Mr. W. M. Reid 10 GO 

Mr. George Lyman 10 00 

Mrs. Henry Lyman 10 00 

Mr. H. H. Lyman 10 00 

" R. C. Jamieson 10 00 

" R. H. McDonald 10 00 

" Charles Alexander 10 00 

" James Linton 10 (X) 

Mrs. D. F. Gurd ... 5 00 

Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Stevenson . . 5 00 

Mrs. C. R. Black 5 00 

Mr. Gus Harries 5 00 

Mrs. John Macintosh 5 CO 

Mrs. J. F. Stevenson 5 00 

Mrs. Geo. W. Moss 5 00 

Miss Moss 5 00 

Mr. W. B. Blackader . 5 00 

Mrs. J. S. McLachlin 5 00 

Mr. B. B. Stevenson 5 00 

" Wm. G. Owens 5 00 

" C. T. Williams 5 00 

" Robert H. Bryson 5 00 

" E. G. Brooks 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Kearley 5 00 

" 0. W. Pease 5 00 

" J. M M. Duff 5 OO 

" W. M. Campbell 5 00 

" Arthur Birks 5 00 

Mrs. A. Fisher 5 00 

Mr. Preble Macintosh 5 00 

Alex. Scott 5 00 

A. Spaulding 5 00 

Theo. Lyman 2 50 

W. E. Gushing 2 OO 

P. L. Lyman 2 00 

and Mrs. A. McA. Murphy 2 00 

Mrs. E Schultze . . 2 00 

Mr. Gilbert Johnston 2 00 

Mr. Ernest Alexander 2 00 

Mrs. A. A. Murphy 2 00 

Mrs. Joseph Savage 2 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Mather 1 00 

Miss M. E. Murphy 1 00 

Mr. J. W. Duncan 1 00 



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Mrs. Sanders 1 00 

Mr. H. A. Layton 1 00 

Mr. and Mrs, Pitt 1 00 

Misses Sims 1 00 

Mrs. J. H. Leishman 1 00 

Dr. H. P. Stockwell 1 00 

Miss Alice Blackader 1 00 

" Helen Blackader 100 

" M. Baker 1 00 

" Bessie Black 1 00 

Mr. C. H. Sims 1 00 

Mrs. Prevost 1 00 

Miss W. L. Black 1 00 

Mr. G. Mowitt 1 00 

Mr. E. Auld 1 00 

Miss S. A. Black 1 00 

Mr. E. Ramsden 1 00 

Miss K. M. LightLall 1 00 

Mrs. Arthur Birks I 00 

Miss Annie L. Birks 1 00 

Miss Leslie 1 00 

Miss F. Macintosh 1 00 

Mr. P. H. Cowper 1 00 

Miss Learmont . 5 00 

Mrs. J. B. Learmont ,5 00 

Mr. J. B. Learmont 50 00 

Small amounts 15 58 

Sunday School 10 00 . 



Total 1605 08 

Calvary. 

J. R. Dougall $20 00 

I. B. Macaulay 15 00 

Rev, E. M. Hill 12 00 

Mrs. E M. Hill 10 00 

Mrs. R. Macaulay 10 00 

Miss Dougall 10 00 

Mrs. R. Rowell 6 00 

Chas. Gushing 5 00 

Rev. J. McKillican 4 00 

Mrs. J. McKillican 2 00 

Miss McKillican 2 00 

Miss Green 2 00 

Miss J. Smith 2 00 

J. C. Luttrell , . . 2 00 

R. W. McLachlan 2 00 

Mrs. Toller 1 00 

Mrs. F. .Jones 1 00 

Mrs. E. VV. Duke , . 1 00 

Geo. W. .Jones 1 00 

Small sums 75 

Anonymous 3 70 



Total $112 45 

12 



Point St. Charles. 

Total $15 00 

Bethlehem. 
Total $14 76 

STANSTEAD SOUTH. 

Total $13 45 

SHERBROOKE. 

S. F. Morey $25 00 

Rev. and Mrs. F. J. Day 10 00 

Miss S. A. Mitchell 7 00 

A. S. Hurd 5 00 

G. A. LeBaron 5 00 

T. J. Tuck 5 00 

J. S. Mitchell . 5 00 

Mrs. H. J. Morey 4 00 

Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Farwell. . . 4 00 

Miss M. J. Mitchell 4 00 

N. Dinning 4 00 

Sunday School 4 50 

Mrs. Hawes 2 00 

Mrs. A. T. Nourse 2 00 

W. H. Abbott 2 00 

W. Blue 2 00 

Hon. J. Mcintosh 2 00 

Mrs. M. McKechnie 2 00 

Mrs. R, Mitchell 2 00 

J. Kessler 2 00 

E. W. Abbott 1 50 

T. M. Cowan 125 

C. H. Foss 1 00 

Miss Dickinson ] 00 

Miss S. E. Jenckes 1 00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Sangster. . 1 00 

L. S. Channell 1 00 

A. C. Skinner 1 00 

John Fales I 00 

The Misses Nourse ... 1 00 

J. A. McKechnie 1 00 

Mrs. Wood 1 00 

Miss M. E. Steere 1 00 

W. R. Webster 1 00 

A. S. McCaw 1 00 

W. C. Gage 1 00 

Jas. Sangster 1 00' 

J. H. Partington 1 00 

Mrs. L. Farwell 1 00 

Sums under $1 2 75 

Total $121 0(1 



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CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE. 



ST. ANDREWS. 

Total $15 10 

ULYERTON. 

Total S 4 00 

WATERVILLE. 

MissM. L. Ball $ 5 00 

F. G. Gale 5 00 

Rev. G. H. Craik 5 00 

CO. Swanson 5 00 

John Blue 2 50 

Mrs. J. Mcintosh 2 00 

W.H.Ward 2 00 

D. Johnston 2 00 

P. and H. Swanson 2 00 

A. Carbee 2 00 

W. R. Thwaites 1 00 

W. A. Edgecombe 1 00 

A. W. Laberee 1 00 



L. Larson 1 00 

C. 0. Peterson 1 00 

E. A. Bishop 1 00 

Jas. McKay 1 00 

Duncan Keir 1 00 

Robt. Johnston 1 00 

Wm. Edwards 1 00 

F. S. McKay 1 00 

H. T. Sunbury 1 00 

Dr. Philip Colquhoun 1 00 

R. 0. Hopkinson 1 00 

Miss A. McKay 1 00 

Mrs. Clark 50 

John Johnston 50 

H. Rinder 1 00 

V. Larson 50 

Total $50 00 

Peksonals. 
S. H. C. Miner |750 00 

Total $2073 96 



MARITIME PROVINCES. 



BROOKLYN, N.S. 

Collection $ 5 25 

Rev. C. Duflf 2 00 

Total $ 7 25 

BEACH MEADOWS. 

Collection . 2 00 

CHEBOGUE. 

Total $ 4 00 

LIVERPOOL. 

Total $ 7 00 

MILTON. 

Total 113 00 



YARMOUTH. 

Total 126 00 

KESWICK RIDGE. 

Total $ 3 00 

ST. JOHN. 

Total $ 8 00 

SHEFFIELD. 

Mr. D. H. Burpee $ 1 00 

" E. C. Burpee 1 00 

" F. W. Barker . 1 00 

" Charles Burpee 100 

Mrs. Charles Burpee 1 00 

Mr. A. Barker 1 00 

Mrs. Percy Barker 1 00 

Miss Mary Barker 50 



CONTRIBUTIONS. 



179 



Miss Perley 65 

Mr. F. B. Jewett 1 00 

J. M. A 1 00 

Collected by Miss L. Harrison . 4 50 

Mr. C. J. Burpee 1 00 

Total $15 65 

Total $85 90 



Union N. S. and N. 
Woman's Board. . . . 



.$14 00 
. 25 00 



Total $124 90 



NORTH-WEST. 



Winnipeg Central. 



.$61 35 



UNITED STATES. 



Total 



.$10 00 



THE 



CONGREGATIONAL UNION 



OF 



1Ro\)a Scotia anb mew ByunewicR. 



Officers for 1899-1900. 



Chairman 

REV. E. E. BRAITHWAITE, B.D., 



Secretary 



REV. J. W. COX, B.A., 



Treasurer 

MR. CHAS. E. MacMICHAEL, 

Statistical Secretary 



REV. JAS. M. AUSTIN, 



Yarmouth, N.S. 

Lower Selmah, N.S. 

St. John, N.B. 

Brooklyn, N.S. 



Union Committee 



The Officers, with 
REV. A. BRAINE, 
C. DUFF, 
A. B. ROSS, 
G. M. WHYTE, 
J. L. GORDON, 
DAVID COBURN, 



MR. ARCHIBALD BARKER, 

M D. H. BURPEE, 

„ LY SANDER WATERMAN, 
CAPT. S. R. HILTON, 
MR. Wm. B. HARVEY. 



Next Place of Meeting 

At Kingsport, N.S., July, 1900. 



(180) 



OF THE EASTERN PROVINCES. 





Rev. J. Thackeray, St. John's, Nf'd. ^^^, y, ^ykes, KtswicK Kidge. N.B, 





Rev. J. AI. Austin, Sheffield, N.B. Rev. John Sqcikes, Random, Nf'd, 



MINUTES. 181 



MINUTES OF THE UNION. 



The Fifty-Second Annual Meeting of the Congregational 
Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, met with the Church 
in Sheffield, N.B., Wednesday, Sept. 6th, 1899, at 7 p.m. 

The meeting was called to order by the pastor of the 
Sheffield Church, Rev. J. M. Austin, who led a short service of 
prayer and praise; after which the Secretary, Rev. J. W. Cox, took 
the chair in the absence of the Chairman, Rev. W. J. Minchin. 

Messrs. J. W. Flewelling and Silas Anthony were appointed 
Minute Secretaries. 

Rev. J. M. Austin then delivered an address of welcome to 
the visiting pastors and delegates, on behalf of the Sheffield 
Church. 

A nominating committee was elected as follows : — Revs. C. 
Duff, A. Braine and J. W. Cox. 

Rev. E. E. Braithwaite then delivered an instructive 
address on the " O. T. Prophets and their Times," illustrating by 
the blackboard. 

The offering was taken for the College, and Rev. Mr. Bell, 
Methodist minister, closed the meeting by prayer and benediction. 



Thursday, 9.30 am. 

The Devotional Service was held, led by Rev. J. L. Gordon. 

The meeting was called to order by the Secretary. 

The following committees were formed : 

Business — Revs. C. Duff, J. M. Austin, D. Coburn, and 
Capt. S. R Hilton. 

Finance — C. E. MacMichael, L. Waterman, S. R. Hilton, 
and Rev. G. M. Whyte. 

Membership— B^evs. A. Braine, S. Sykes, and J. W. Cox. 

Public Service — Revs. J. M. Austin, Simeon Sykes, and C. 
E. MacMichael, Esq. 

The sessional roll was formed as follows : 



182 CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF N. S. AND N. B. 

MINISTERS. 

Kev. S. Sykes Fredrickton, N.B. 

II Chas. Duff Toronto. 

II Jas. M. Austin Brooklyn, N.S.. 

n A. Braine Margaree, C. B. 

II E. E. Braithwaite Yarmouth, N.S. 

11 J. W. Cox Lower Selmah, N.S. 

II J. L. Gordon , St. John, N.B. 

II David Coburn Kingsport, N.S. 

II A. B. Ross , Keswick Ridge, N.B. 

II Geo. M. Whyte Pleasant River, N.S. 

CHURCHES AND DELEGATES. 

Brooklyn, N. S Mrs. A. Godfre3^ 

Beach Meadows. No delegate. 

Chebogue " 

Economy Wm. R. Harvey. 

Kingsport [ ^^«- ^- '^'"PP^^".,, 

^ ^ \ Mrs. Geo. M. Hill. 

Liverpool Chas. H. Whitman. 

Lower Selmah Silas Anthony. 

Keswick Ridge No delegate. 

Hemford " 

Bear Island John Rossborough. 

Noel No delegate. 

South Maitland Mrs. A. Anthony. 

Pleasant River | ]^^^''^^' m ^\^T''• 

( Mrs. Geo. M. White. 

Truro No delegate. 

St. John, N.B I?w E?^"^;,- 

( J. W. Flewclhng. 

Yarmouth S. R. Hilton. 

Milton No delegate. 

Margaree " 

Applications having been made for membership by Revs. 
J. L. Gordon, of St. John ; A. B. Ross, of Keswick Ridge ; David 
Coburn, of Kingsport; and Geo. M. Whyte, of Pleasant River; 
on recommendation of the Membership Committee, they were 



MINUTES. 183 

received into membership ; the Chairman giving them the right 
hand of fellowship. 

The Union then proceeded to elect a Chairman and Vice- 
Chairman by ballots, and Rev. E. E. Braithwaite, B.D., was 
elected Chairman, and Rev. A. Braine, Vice-Chairman. 

On recommendation of Business Committee, the remaining 
officers were elected, viz : — 

Rev. J. W. Cox Secretary. 

C. E. MacMichael Treasurer. 

J. M. Austin Statistical Secretary. 

UNION COMMITTEE. 

The officers. Revs. A. Braine, C. Duff, A. B. Ross, G. M. 
Whyte, J. L. Gordon, David Cobiirn ; Messrs. Arch. Barker, 
David Burpee, Lysander Waterman, S. R. Hilton, Wm. R. Har- 
vey, C. H. Whitman. 

HONORARY MEMBERS. 

The following persons were by motion accorded the privilege 
to sit as honoraiy members : 

Mrs. Walter T. Currie, Chisamba, Africa ; Miss Dougall, 
Montreal Witness Editorial Staff, and Representative of C. C. 
Woman's Board ; Rev. Thos. C. Smith, Missionary of A. B. C. 
F. M., to Ceylon ; Rev. and Mrs. Churchill Moore, of Ayers Flat, 
Quebec; Rev. Wm. Macintosh. Ottawa, Representative of Con- 
gregational Union of Ontario and Quebec 

Reports from the churches were then received ; which were 
quite encouraging in their tone. 

Prayer was then ottered on behalf of all our churches by 
the Secretary. 

Meeting closed with the benediction. 



Thursday, 2.30 p.m. 

Minutes of the Union of 1898 were read and adopted, with 
a few alterations and additions. 

Reports of the Statistical Secretary and Treasurer were 
read, and adopted. 



184 CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF N. S. AND N. B. 

A letter was then read from Rev. W.J. Minchin, Ex-Chairman, 
regretting his inability to be present, and asking for a letter of 
dismission and Ministerial standing, to the Mindon Association 
of Conffresrational Churches, of Mass. On recommendation of 
Membership Committee it was voted to accede to his request. 

A very helpful address was then delivered by Rev. David 
Coburn, upon " The Church as it might be." A spirited dis- 
cussion followed and the meeting closed with the benediction. 

Mr. Cobuin's paper showed that the church might be a liv- 
ing argument to convince all. But if, in its raising of money, it 
place more confidence in man to^provide than in God ; if it grasp 
not the thought that each Christian is a worker, and if it act 
not upon this ; if, in its work, it manifest not a power, whose 
only explanation is that power promised to accompany the 
Sj»irit ; if in all its life it manifest not a love which is " the fruit 
of the Spirit," and the " more excellent way," of carrying on the 
work of God — then that church will fail. But if it shew these 
things, the church will be of glorious beauty ; and it will be a 
living argument to convince all. 

The second address of the afternoon was by Rev. Chas. 
Duff, of Brooklyn, N. S., whose subject was " Moral Foundation 
of the Church." This was an enlargement of the same subject 
treated by Mr. DufFat the Union a year ago, and laid emphasis 
upon the real basis of church fellowship, as distinguished from 
that which is so often, but wrongly, supposed to be such. 



Thursday Evening. 

After a short prayer service, conducted by Rev. A. B. Ross, 
the Chairman called upon Miss Dougall, of Montreal, who de- 
livered a most practical address upon " True Home Mission 
Work." 

Miss Dougall placed special emphasis upon the work of the 
Christian mother in the home. She said, of all home mission- 
aries, the mother is the most important. She called for prayer 
for the Wit7iess. The meetitig was then addressed by Revs. C. 
Duff and A. Braine upon different phases of consecrated effort 
in the Home held. 

An offering was taken for the C.C.M.S., and the meeting 
closed with the benediction. 



MINUTES. 185 



Friday, 9.30 a.m. 



Devotional service was conducted by Mr. Silas W. Anthony. 

Applications for admission to the Congregational way of a 
church and minister were referred to Union Committee, upon 
recommendation of which, special committees were appointed to 
consider those matters, with power to act. 



Friday, 2.30 p.m. 

Union Committee resumed its sittings, and the Union rose 
to allow^ the " Woman's Board " to sit, which was addressed by 
the returned missionaries and Miss Dougall. 



Friday Evening. 

A rousing foreign missionary meeting was held. After the 
devotional exercises, which were conducted by Rev. Mr. Whyte, 
Rev. J. M. Austin read the report of the C.C.F.M., and Rev. Mr. 
Smith, missionary from Jaffna, Ceylon, delivered a most 
inspiring address upon the work in Ceylon ; and Mrs. Cur- 
rie, in a touching way, held the closest attention of the large 
audience as she described the West Central African Mission 
Field and the work of the missionaries there, and the outlook 
for the future in the dark continent. 

The offering was taken for the C.C.F.M.S. 



Saturday, 9.30 a.m. 

Mr. Wm. R. Harvey led the prayer service. 

At 10 a.m. the chair was taken by the Chairman, and much 
routine business was carried through. At 11 a.m. a paper was 
read by Rev. G. M. Whyte on " The Traditional Christ, and the 
Christ of the Gospels." The paper was carefully prepared, and 
bristled with startling contrasts. A short discussion followed. 
At 11.30 Mr. Wm. R. Harvey delivered an address on " Christ's 
Condemnation of Uselessness." 

Meeting was closed with the benediction. 

The afternoon was given up to recreation and sight-seeing. 



186 congregational union of n. s. and n. b. 

Sunday. 

At 11 a.m. Rev. E. E. Braithwaite, B.D., of Yarmouth, 
preached from Matt. 23, 8, — " But be ye not called Rabbi, for 
one is your Master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren." 
The ordinance of the Lord's Supper was observed, presided over 
by the pastor, assisted by Revs. 0. DufF and A. Braine, 

At 3 p.m. a mass meeting of the Sunday School was held ; 
the Chairman presiding. Prayer was offered by Mr. Silas An- 
thony. Rev. Churchill Moore, of Ayers Flat, Que., addressed 
the meeting on the " Child Life ;" after which the infant son of the 
pastor, Rev. J. M, Austin, received the rite of baptism, Rev. Mr. 
Moore officiating. Addresses were then delivered by Rev. J. 
W. Cox, C. E. Mac Michael and Mrs. W. T. Currie, 

At 7.30 p.m. the church was crowded by an interested 
audience. Rev. J. L. Gordon preached a powerful sermon upon 
tlie four characteristics of Christian hope — a lively hope, a puri- 
fying hope, a pure and stedfast hope, a " hope that maketh not 
ashamed." 



Monday, 9.30 a.m. 

The devotional meeting was led by Mr. Payne, of St. John ; 
subject, " The Christian kept by the power of God." The chair 
was taken at the usual hour. Rev. Mr. Bell, Methodist minister, 
briefly addressed the meeting. 

Rev. Wm. Macintosh brought the greetings of the Union of 
Ontario and Quebec, and spoke highly of the present position 
and future prospects of the College, urging upon our maritime 
Congregationalists the necessity of standing by the C.C.C. — and 
he also put in a strong plea for the Congregationalist , which he 
said needed the support of all our people, both financial and 
moral, that it may be put upon a permanent basis, with an 
editor who should give to it his whole time. 



Monday, 2 p.m. 

The Union Committee had a short sitting, and then the 
Union was called to order for the concluding routine business, 
and rose at 3 p m. to allow the council, called to consider 
the resignation of the pastor. Rev. J. M, Austin. 

The following resolutions were passed : — 



MINUTES. 187 

PROVIDENT FUND. 

Moved by Rev. J. W. Cox, seconded by Rev. J. M. Austin, — 
" Resolved, that the Union desires to express its confidence in the 
Canadian Provident Fund Society ; and w^ould heartily commend 
it to the support of all our ministers and churches ; and trusts 
that the revenue of the Retiring Minister's branch especially 
may be greatly enlarged by the increased liberality of our 
churches." 

The Committee on Resolutions reported an important reso- 
lution on Christian Sociology and church life, which was unani- 
mously adopted. The same will appear in the Congregationalist. 

RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE. 

Rev. Jacob Whitman. 

" Resolved, That this Union desires to express its sympathy with the 
relatives and friends of the late Rev. Jacob Whitman, in his removal from us 
by death ; but at the same time we desire to express our gratitude to our 
Heavenly Father that his life was spared so long, and that he was enabled for so 
many years to serve his Master in the Christian ministry, and iinally to pass 
away in the full calm hope of everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord." 

James Woodrow. 

" Besolved, That the most hearty sympathy of the Union is due and here- 
by expressed to the relatives and friends of the late James Woodrow, of St. John, 
N. B., who took an untiring interest in every phase of its work, and who tor more 
than thirty years was its efficient Treasurer. Mr. Woodrow was broad in his sym- 
pathies, his outlook in relation to the principles of Congregationalism was Mider 
than the bit of territory covered by the Union of Nova Scotia and New Bruns- 
wick ; he was interested in its progress and growth everywhere. He was an 
ardent admirer of the Pilgrim fathers, and was a most faithful observer and con- 
scientious historian of the thought and work of these worthies, and their descend- 
ants. Of this 'the pages of the Canadian Indepfiidcnt and Covgregationalifit, for the 
last thirty-five years, abundantly testify. We thank God for the gift of his life ; 
and cherish with affection the memory of his sincerity, his faithfulness, his charity, 
his self-sacrifice and devotion to the cause of his Master." 

Resolutions recommended by the Union Committee and 
adopted : — 

1. That the Interim Committee have power to dispose of Maitland church 
property by public auction or private sale. 

2. That a letter be sent to Liverporjl church expressing sympathy with 
them in their present difficulties ; and also that our representatives upon the 
Executive urge that a grant of at least $100 be made to that church for this year. 



188 CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF N. S. AND N. B. 

3. That in lieu of Rev. W. J. Minchin, who had relinquished the privilege 
and position, Capt. S. R. Hilton, of Yarmouth, be authorized to represent this 
Union at the International Council at Boston ; also, as Rev. J. M. Austin cannot 
go, Rev. D. W. Purdon be authorized in his place. 

4. That in view of the influx of inhabitants into Sydney, on account of the 
new iron works, the Rev. A. Braine be asked to visit that place in the near 
future, and report to the Executive. 

5. That the committee of last year on Halifax matters be continued 

6 That the Maitland church bell be allowed to be sold to South Maitland 
church ; the minimum price being $55. 

TEMPERANCE. 

" Resolved, That while in the plebiscite vote recently cast in the Dominion 
favoring Prohibition, we find great cause for congratulation on the part of those 
friends of temperance who struggled so heroically on behalf of its success, we 
deprecate the indifference of those who, in many places, permitted themselves, 
through political or other influences, to become divided in their ranks, and thus 
to be defeated in their main purpose, namely, the securing of such a majority as 
would have compelled the Government to pass an Act of National Prohibition ; and 
we now would urge upon the Government to give to each Province, in which a 
majority of votes was cast in favor of Prohibition, the power to prohibit the 
manufacture and importation and sale of intoxicating lic|uor. 

"And we further urge, that an inspectorhip shall be provided for, that will 
sufficiently carry out the provisions of the Scott Act, in municipalities wherein 
it may be adopted." 

CHAS. DUFF, 
GEO. W. WHYTE, 
J. L. GORDON. 

Moved by Rev. C. Daff, seconded by Rev. J. W. Cox, and 
adopted. 

OUR FOREIGN MISSIONARIES. 

" Eeiolved, Thait we, the miaisters and delegates of the Congregational Union 
of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, in Union assembled, would express our heart- 
felt thanks to Rev. Thos. S. Smith, returned missionary from Ceylon, and Mrs. W. 
T. Currie, from Chisamba, now on furlough in Canada, for their interesting and 
earnest addresses upon their respective fields. We also beg to express to them our 
deep interest in their work, and would pledge to them our material help to the 
fullest extent of our ability. And to this end would urge upon our churches one 
and all the careful study of the literature of these missions, and their continued 
prayers for the outpouring of the Spirit upon their work, that wonderful tri- 
umphs may yet be in store for them. And that our Secretary be instructed to 
write the A. B.C. B'.M. thanking them for the great favor conferred upon us in send- 
ing to us Missionary Smith at their own expense. And that a letter of sympathy' be 
written Rev. Mr. Currie. And, further, seeing that Sheffield Church is repre- 
sented in the Foreign field in the person of Miss Annie Barker, of the Armenian 
Mission in Constantinople, whose letters in the Toronto Globe and Montreal 
Witness, concerning the awful scenes during the Armenian massacres, thrilled 
the hearts of multitudes in Canada, we would congratulate our brethren of this 
church in having such an honourable representative in that dark land, and 



MINUTES. 189 

Deacon and Mrs. Barker upon having such an heroic daughter. And that the 
Secretary be instructed to write a letter to Miss Barker, assuring her of the love 
and sympathy of the Union." 

This resolution was carried by a rising vote, with great 
enthusiasm. 

REPRESENTATIVES. 

To be members of the Executive of C. M. S. for 1900- 
1901 :— 

Rev. E. E. Braithwaite, and Rev. J. W. Cox, for Nova Scotia. 

C. E. MacMichael, for New Brunswick. 

Rev. J. M. Austin, member of the General Committee. 

Delegates to Corresponding Bodies, — To Congregational 
Union of Outario and Quebec, — Rev. Messrs. Braithwaite, Aus- 
tin, and Duff. 

To Maine Conference, — Rev. J. L. Gordon, and Rev. A. B. 
Ross (alternate). 

That the preacher for next year be Rev. G. W. Whyte ; 
Rev, D. Coburn, alternate. 

Monday, 7.45 p.m. 

A large congregation gathered for the farewell service. 

After devotional exercises, which were conducted by the 
pastor, addresses were delivered by Rev. Wm. Macintosh, and 
Mrs. Currie. 

Mrs. Currie drew all hearts to her as she described the 
Gospel's effect upon the life and conduct of the poor Biheans, 
and when she mentioned the need of a cornet for each band of 
evangelists, whose work it was to visit the far stations, such 
enthusiasm was aroused that a second collection was proposed 
by Treasurer MacMichael for this object, and over SIO was laid 
upon the plates. 

The usual Resolutions were moved, of thanks to the people 
of Sheffield for their hospitality, and to the railroads and steam- 
boats for reduction of fares. 

The hymn, " Blest be the tie," was sung ; the benediction 
pronounced by Rev. Mr. Duff; and the Union adjourned, to meet 
in Kingsport in July, 1900. 



190 CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF N. S. AND N. B. 

Woman's Board of Missions of N. S. and N.B. 



OFFICERS 1899-1900. 



President, . . Mrs. A. Jenkins, Yarmouth, N. S. 
1st Vice-President, Mrs. Jacob Cox, Lower Selmah, N. S- 
2nd Vice-President, Mrs. C. H. Dearborn, St. John. N. B. 
3rd Vice-President, Mrs. Harvey McLeod, Brooklyn, N. S. 
Secretary, . . Miss Ida Barker, Sheffield Academy P.O., N. B. 
Treasurer, . . Mrs. William Kerr, St. John, N. B. 



The second annual meeting of the Woman's Board was held 
September 7th, in the " upper room " of the Sheffield Congrega- 
tional church. 

The first business session opened at 2 p.m., with the Presi- 
dent in the chair. In the absence of the Secretary, Mrs. E. 
Braithwaite and Mrs. Ross were appointed Minute Secretaries ; 
Mrs. Braithwaite, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Anthony and Mrs. Godfrey 
were appointed to act with the Executive Committee as a Busi- 
ness Committee. 

Committee on Resolutions : Mrs, Dearborn, Mrs. Coffin and 
Miss Burpee. 

Officers were elected as follows : (see list above). 

Reports were received from Secretary and Treasurer. 

Public meeting, Friday afternoon, at 2.80. 

Meeting opened by singing " All Hail the Power," etc., read- 
ing of Scriptures and prayer by the President. Solo, Mrs. E. 
Braithwaite. Address of welcome, by Mrs. J. M. Austin, res- 
ponded to by Mrs. Godfrey. After singing " Onward, Christian 
Soldiers," Mrs. W. T. Currie gave a very interesting addre-^s on 
the " Women of Africa." Miss Dougall, of Montreal, then pre- 
sented the greetings of the C. C. W. B. M., and gave much valu- 
able information regarding their work. After singing " From 
Greenland's Icy Mountains," Rev. Thomas Smith, of Ceylon, 
gave an interesting address on the " Women of Ceylon." An 
otfering was taken for missions ; after which Rev. Jacob Cox 
pronounced the benediction. 

The principal business transacted at this meeting was the 
adoption of the following resolutions : — 



MISSION BOARD. 191 

That the amendments from Yarmouth Auxiliary be adopted, 
with the addition of a clause in Miss Burpee's amendments 
regarding the travelling expenses of the President, as a by-law ; 
with the addition of the words, " by herself or others " after the 
word " payment " in Article III ; and the change of " thirty " to 
" ten " dollars in Article VII. 

That we pledge $275 for Home Missions. 

That $5 be sent to the College. 

That in consideration of the fact of Mr. Dennis, of Yar- 
mouth, giving $25 for the support of a preacher in Africa, he be 
received as an Honorary member of the Board. 

That we record thanks to God for the pleasant gathering, 
and the way He has led us through our second anniversary. 

That we express our hearty thanks for the generous hospi- 
tality extended to us by the Sheffield friends. 

That we record a vote of thanks to Mrs. Currie and Miss 
Dougall, for their talks, which have made the meetings so inter- 
esting, and we trust profitable ; asking that God's blessing go 
with them in all their future work, and trust Mrs. Currie's 
health may be fully restored. 

That we express gratitude for the new missionaries now on 
their way to the mission fields, and pray for their safe arrival. 

That we express sympathy for the Auxiliaries who have 
suffered loss of membership by death. Our Yarmouth Auxiliary 
deeply feel the loss of Mrs. E. S. Williams, and St. John, Mrs. 
George Philps. But we feel that they have gone to higher 
fields. 

That we express our gratitude to the Union for their sym- 
pathy in our work. 



By vote. Miss Adeline Burpee was made Superintendent of 
Mission Board work. 

By vote, Mrs. Braithwaite was elected delegate to the 0. C. 
W. B. M., to be held in Embro, Ont, in June, 1900 

A letter was read from Miss Annie Barker, of Turkey, and 
special prayer offered for missions in Turkey. 

Meeting adjourned, to meet in Kingsport, N. S., July, 1900. 

Ida Barker, Secretary. 



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CONGREGATIONAL 

PROVIDENT FUND SOCIETY 



Founded 1857. 

Act of Incorporation .... 1859. 
Amending Act of Incorporation - - IS'fS. 



OFFICERS OF THE BOARD FOR 1899-1900. 

Chairman 

CHARLES ALEXANDER, ESQ. 

Vice-chairman 
CHARLES R. BLACK, ESQ. 

Secretary-Treasurer 
THOS. MOODIE, ESQ., .30 St. John Street, Montreal. 



Dl ectors 



R. C. JAMIESON, Esq. 
R. S. WEIR, D.C.L. 
CHAS. CUSHING, B.C.L. 



CHARLES GaRl), Esq. 
T. B. MACAULAY, Esq. 
P. W. WOOD, Esq. 



H. .J. ROSS, Esq. 

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194 CONGREGATIONAL PROVIDENT FUND. 



MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING, CONGREGATIONAL 
PROVIDENT FUND SOCIETY. 



The Annual Meeting of the Congregational Provident Fund 
Society was held in the Congregational Church, in the City of 
Brantford, Ontario, on Thursday, 8th June, 1899, at 4 p.m. 
Rev. John McKillican led in prayer. 

On motion, Mr. Charles Gurd, Montreal, was appointed 
Chairman for the meeting; and Rev. W. W. Smith, St. Catha- 
rines, as Minute Secretary. 

The Secretary-Treasurer, Mr. Thomas Moodie, presented 
the Annual Report of the Directors; and the Financial State- 
ment. 

Rev. Thomas Hall moved the adoption of the Report, and 
the Financial Statement. Rev. John McKillican seconded the 
motion ; which was carried. 

Rev. John McKillican moved, Rev. W. W. Smith seconded, 
" That this E'und ask the Congregational Union for ten minutes, 
at its largest meeting, to have its case presented by Mr. C. R. 
Black." — Carried. 

Rev. W. H. Warriner, D.D., Montreal, made application for 
admission to both Branches. On motion of Thos. Moodie, 
seconded by Rev. G. S. Skinner, the Minute Secretary was 
instructed to cast a ballot for Dr. Warriner. The Chairman 
declared Dr. Warriner elected. 

The notice of motion last year, by Rev. G. S. Skinner, in 
respect to proposed changes in Sec. 2 and 3, came up. On 
motion made and seconded, the words " live years " in Sec. 2, 
were changed to " ten years " ; and " ten years " in Sec. 3, were 
changed to " five years." 

Moved by Rev. John Wood, seconded by Rev. G. S. Skinner, 
" That the thanks of the Society be given to the Officers and 
Directors for the past year; and that the Board of Directois of 
the Congregational Provident Fund Societ}'- consist of the 



FORTY-SECOND ANNUAL REPORT. 195 

following: Messrs. Charles Alexander, Charles R. Black, R. C. 
Jamieson, R. S. Weir, D.C.L., Charles Cushing, B.C.L., Charles 
Gurd, T. B. Macaulay, P. W. Wood, H. J. Ross, and Thomas 
Moodie. Carried. 

Notice of motion for next year was given by Rev. A. 
Margrett, " That at next Annual Meeting of the Provident Fund 
Society, the special case of Rev. John I. Hindley be provided 
for by special grant or allowance ; the same not to be used as a 
precedent to injuriously affect the resouices of the Society." 

(Signed) Chas. Gurd, Chairman, 
(Signed) W. W. Smith, Minute Secretary. 



FORTY-SECOND ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CONGRE- 
GATIONAL PROVIDENT FUND SOCIETY. 



^T^^^HE Directors in presenting the Forty-second Annual 
7|j^ Statement, have much pleasure in reporting increased 
\%^ collections from the churches, for both Branches, and in- 
cv creased revenue from investments. 

The Widows' and Orphans' Branch is now in a very strong 
position, as you will see from the financial statement and the 
Actuary's report. 

We regret the Retiring Ministers' Branch is not as strong 
as it should be; and would urge the members of this Union to 
lay the matter before their churches, when the annual collection 
is being made. 

In the last annual report, the Directors recommended that 
a circular and envelopes be sent all the churches, requesting a 
subscription in December. This was done, and although the 
response was not as general as we would have liked, there was 



196 CONGREGATIONAL PROVIDENT FUND. 

an increase : and we would suygest that the same course be fol- 
lowed this } ear. 

At the last annual meeting, Rev. J. T. Daley was received 
as a beneficiary member in the Widows' and Orphans' Btanch. 
The Directors liave confirmed his reception. 

Rev. Wm. Macintosh made application to the Directors for 
membership in both Branches, and was accepted, subject to the 
vote of the Corporation. The Board recommends that he be 
accepted. 

Rev. Dr. George makes application for membership in the 
Retiring Ministers' Branch. 

We have to report that Rev. E. D. Silcox has withdrawn 
his membership, claiming the two-fifths refund, $98 ; which 
has been paid him. 

Rev. J. Sch(jlfield has withdrawn from the R.M.B. ; having 
only made one payment, he had no claim. 

Rev. J. I. Hindley made application to become an annuitant 
of the Retiring Ministers' Branch ; but as he was under the age 
allowed by By-law XVI, his request had to be refused. 

Theie are no changes to report as to annuitants in either 
Branch. 

This year eleven churches have contributed S89.9o to the 
Widows' and Orphans' Branch ; an increase of one church and 
$18.34. 

Sixteen churches have contributed $120.43 to the Retiring 
Ministers' Branch, an increase of three churches and $39.78. 

The surplus in the Widows' and Orphans' Branch is 
$906.06 ; an mcrease over last year's surplus of $122.90. 

In the Retiring Ministers Branch the surplus is $22o.02 ; 
a decrease of $154.27. But in last year's accounts was included 
an iiem of $1(S9.00, which belonged to the two previous years ; 
making really an increase this year over last. The late Mrs. 
Mathieson of Embro, bequeathed $100 to the Society, which 
has been credited to this Branch. 

We would also draw attention to the fact that in the a.«8ets, 
the investments are all given at their par value, while the 
market value of the Montreal Loan and Mortgage Company 
Stock i.s at a premium of 40 per cent. ; which would increase 
the W. and O. B. assets by $5,400, and the R. M. B. assets by 
$560. 



FORTY-SECOND ANNUAL REPORT. 



97 



At the last annual meeting-, your Directors were instructed 
to consult an Insurance Actuary as to the advisability of in- 
creasing the annuities paid Hnnuitants in the Widows' and 
Orphans' Branch. They have done so ; and have much pleasure 
in reporting the result of Mr T. B. Macaulay's examination of 
the assets and liabilities of the Branch. His report is a very 
full one, and his conclusion is as follows, " after reviewing the 
financial position ": — 

" Such a result is most satisfactory, and shows that the Fund is not only 
solidly established, but in a prosperous condition. I conclude that you will be 
quite justified in increasing the present benefits by 25%. If the Fund continues 
to be as prosperous in the future as it has been in the past it is quite possible 
that you may be able to further increase them when another valuation is made 
five years hence. But in order to be on the safe side, vd addition of 25% is as 
much as 1 consider it advisable to make at the present time. This, however, I 
think you can safely do." 

The Directors therefore report in favor of so increasing the 
annuities to be paid annuitants in future 

The following churches, having remitted to the funds of the 
Society during the year, are entitled to be represented by one 
delegate : 

WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' BRANCH. 



Forest, Lake Shore 

Granby ^CoU.. 

Georgetown 

Montreal, Calvary . . . ^ Coll . , 

Lanark .^ " . , 

Hamilton, 1st | " .. 

Toronto, Northern. . .^ Coll. , 



1 00 

5 00 
8 00 

6 80 
8 12 

7 50 
7 88 



Yarmouth $ 4 80 

Montreal, Emmanuel . . 1,"{ 20 

Woodstock 2 00 

Brautford 14 00 

Union Collection . . . . | Coll 1 1 63 

$89 93 



RETIRING MINISTERS' BRANCH. 



St. Andrews, 1897-8 ..$ 5 70 

Granby ^ Coll .... 5 00 

Tilbury . . 3 00 

Montreal, Calvary . . . i Coll 8 55 

Maxville and St. Elmo 10 05 

London, Southern 3 75 

Fitch Bay 2 10 

Keswick Ridge 5 00 

Montreal, Zion 12 20 

Lanark ..^ Coll.. .. 8 12 

Hamilton, 1st 7 50 



St. Andrews $ 8 35 

Toronto, Northern . ^ Coll .... 7 88 

Chebogue 1 00 

Montreal, Emmanuel 13 20 

Woodstock 2 00 

Brantford 3 40 

Miss Horton, Port Perry 2 HQ 

Union Collection . . . . ^ Coll .... 11 63 

$120 43 



198 CO.S'GREGATION'AL PROVIDENT FUND. 

The number of Beneficiaries in the W. and O. Branch is 
16 ; one more than last year. 

BENEFICIARIES VV. AND 0. BRANCH— 16. 

Rev. R. K. Black, Rev. J. McKillican, Rev. S. Sykes, 

C. E. Bolton, .1 E. C. W. McColl, ,. J. Unsworth, 
W. T. Gunn, m A. Margrett, « J. Wood. 
Thos. Hall, M Geo Skinner, ., J. T. Daley, 
J. I. Hindley, -■ W. W. Smith, .. Wm. Macintosh. 

D. Macallum, 

The number in the R. M. B. is the same, four. 

Rev. Thos. Hall, Rev. W. W. Smith, 

II J. I. Hindley, i. Wm. Macintosh. 

ANNUITANTS W. AND 0. BRANCH— 6. 

Mrs. Howell, Mrs. Ebbs, Mrs. Sanderson, 

II Climie, m Peacock, u AUworth. 

ANNUirANTS R. M. BRANCH— 5. 

Rev. J. Unsworth, Rev. D. Macallum, 

„ R. K Black, m J. Wood. 

„ S. Sykes. 

The Financial Statements for the year are herewith pre- 
sented. The whole respectfully submitted. 

THOS. MOODIE, 

Sec.-Treas. 




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CONGREGATIONAL 



PUBLISHING COMPANY. 



President. 
Mb. J. C. COPP, Toronto. 



Vice-President. 
Mr. JAMES SMITH, Toronto. 



Secretary-Treasurer. 
Rev. VV. W. SMITH, St. Catharine.s. 



Editor Congreeationalist. 
Rev. J. P. GERRIE, B.A., Toronto. 



Assist. Sec, and Treasurer Editorial Guarantee Fund. 
Mr. GEORGE R. COPPING, Toronto. 



Editor Year-Book, and Manager of S. S. Department. 
Rev. W. W. SMITH. St. Catharines. 



MR. J. C. COPP, 
MR. JAME» SMITH, 
REV. JOHN MORTON, 
MR. HENRY O'HARA, 
MR. GEORGE PIM, 



Directors. 



MR. EDMUND YEIGH, 
MR. H. W. BARKER, 
MR. GEORGE R. COPPING, 
MR. CHAS. .McD. HAY. 



(201) 



202 CONGREGATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPANY. 



ANNUAL MEETING 



The Annual Meeting of the shareholders of the Congrega- 
tional Publishing Company, of Toronto, was held on Friday, 
the 9th day of June, 1899, in the Congregational Church, Brant- 
ford, at 4 p.m. 

Mr. John C. Copp, President, occupied the chair. 

Rev. W. W. Smith was Minute Secretary. 

Rev. John Wood offered prayer. 

The President made some introductory remarks ; and called 
upon the Secretary-Treasurer to read the Annual Report and 
the Financial Statement of the Year-Book, and Sunday School 
Department. Reports n ad. 

Mr, Henry OHara moved the adoption of the Reports. 
Seconded by Mr. S. P. Leet. Rev. ])r. Beavis, Rev. W. F. 
Clarke, and Mr. Woodley, spoke to the motion. Reports 
adopted. 

On motion made and seconded, the former Board of Direct- 
ors was re-elected ; viz. : 

1. Mr. John Charles Copp. 

2. Rev. John Morton. 

3. Mr. Henry OHara 

4. Mr. George Pirn. 

5. Mr. Ednmnd Yeigh. 

6. Mr. Herbert W. Barker. 

7. Mr. James Smith. 

8. Mr. George R. Copping. 

9. Mr. Charles McD. Hay. 

The Secretary being instructed to cast one ballot for the 
same. The above were declared by the Chairman duly elected. 
Rev. Mr. Gerrie, Editor of the Canadian Oongregation- 
alist, addressed the meeting; and stating that his church-duties 
stood in the way of his continuing as Editor, resigned the 
editorship of the paper. After some discussion, by Mr. Leet 



ANNUAL REPORT. 203 

and others, in which a hope was expressed that Mr. Gerrie would 
still continue — the matter was left to the Board of Directors.* 
The meeting was dismissed by prayer. 

Adjournment. 

W. W. Smith, 

Secretary. 



CONGREGATIONAL PUBLISHING CO., OF TORO.NTO. 



ANNUAL REPORT, 1899. 



The Directors have to report a year of steady and gratify- 
ing progress. 

The Canadian Congrkgationalist. 

Shortly after the close of the Union meetings last year, 
owing to the business failure of the printers, the publication of 
The Gongregationalist and Canadian Independent was sus- 
pended. After an interval of some weeks, the Publishing Com- 
pany was able to resume publication ; and to-day we have The 
Canadian Gongregationalist, a paper superior in appearance, 
matter, and style, to the old issue. 

To close out the old connection, and obtain freedom from 
the assignee of the printers' estate, caused anxiety and labor to 
the members of the Board of Directors. 

When freed from the old Publishing Company, a most 
advantageous arrangement was made with the present printers, 
and the Rev. J. P. Gerrie, B.A., who continues to fill the position 
of editor. 



* Later an arrangement was made between the Board of Directors and 
Rev. J. P. Gerrie, whereby the latter again assumed the editorship of the Gon- 
gregationalist, by resigning his church, and devoting his whole time to the paper, 

w. w. s. 



204 CONGREGATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPANY. 

The Publishing Company lifts up the voice of thanksgivingf 
that the denominational paper has been able to rise above its 
difficulties and trials, and that without debt or liability. 

Thanks are again due to the Societies, Associations, the 
College and personal fiiends, for their substantial financial help, 
without which the results obtained would have been impossible. 

Urgent appeal must again be made to the churches and 
brethren for a heartier ; nd more general support, an increased 
subscription list, and an advertising interest on the part of those 
who are in business that the paper may be sustained, enlarged, 
and improved. 

If a few zealous workers can accomplish what has already 
been done — if the whole body would unite in one great effort, 
what a thanksgiving we might have in all our work ! 

The Year-Book. 

The Year-Book has continued, under the same direction 
and on much the same lines as in former years, to be a perma- 
nent record of the Congregational churches, as represented in 
the Union, the College, the various societies, and directly as 
churches. 

The Directors would urge upon the churches the advantage 
of ordering copies o\ the Year-Book in advance of publication, 
so as to secure the intelligence it gives- of the state of the 
churches, and the work of the various societies — as new and 
fresh as possible. Last year, the book was ready for distribu- 
tion on 6th September; the year before, on "ind September; and 
for the ten previous years at an average date of 14th Septem- 
ber. This year the Editor hopes to be leady to disti-ibute copies 
on the first day of September, and the whole edition might be 
in the hands of the members of our churches by the middle of 
that month. Instead of that, last year only about one-sixih of 
the whole number were ordered and distributed by the end of 
September, the rest scattering even down to April, 1899. 

The accounts of the year are herewith presented. All 
which is respectfully submitted. 

W. W. Smith, 

Secretary- Treaxurer. 



ANNUAL REPORT. LOS 

TREASURER'S STATEMENT 
For thk Year Ending June 1, 1899. 



Rev. W, W. Smith, Secretary-Treasiii'er, in Account ivitli the Congregational 
Publishing Company, of Toronto. 



receipts. 
1899. Year-Book Account. 

June 1 — To Cash, sale of Year-Books, to date $106 49 

" " for inserting Reports of Societies 254 50 

" " for Advertisements 18 00 



?78 99 



1899. Sunday School Department. 
June 1— To Cash received for S. S. Supplies $ 66 44 66 44 

1899. General Secretary's Department. 

June 1 — To various Balances received on Canadian Independent $ 11*25 

" Balance due Treasurer this date - 25 31 

36 56 



$481 99 
Disbursement.s. 

1899. Year-Book Account. 

June 1— By Printing Year-Book, 1898-99 . $198 00 

5 pp. Illustrations 

Extra on Tables 

Electro, " Annual Meetings " 

Express, Freight, Expenses of Editor . 
Paid for Engraving 

' for Drafts, Discount on Cheques. . 

' ' Bank Interest 

Postages, to June 1, 1899 

Editor's Salary 100 00 

$350 .37 

1899. Sunday School Department. 

June 1 -By Paid for S. S. Supplies $ 49 68 

" Fees for Money-orders, Postages, etc 1 82 

" Commission (10 %) to Manager 6 64 

58 14 



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206 CONGREGATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPANY. 

]899. General Secretary's Departmknt. 

June I— By Balance clue Treasurer, Mdy 25, 1898 $ 44 00 

" Casli to "Editorial Expense Fund" of Oonjrei/a- 

lionalist 25 00 

" Secretary's Travelling Expenses to 4 Boar I Meet- 
ings 

" Ad. •' Annual Meeting " 

" Postages to date 




S481 99 
W. W. SMITH, Treasurer. 
Audited June 1st, 1899. Balance due Treasurer, $25.31. 
G. W, Hodgetts, Atiditor. 
St. Catharines, June 3rd, 1899. 



CONGREGATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPANY. 



Special Editorial Fund. 



receipts. 



Balance In hand, 1898 $ IS 03 

Received for " Editorial Work " 100 00 

New Stock paid 30 00 

(Grants from College and Societies 195 00 

R'iceived on Special Numbers 105 23 

Photogravures 10/0 

Subscriptions for Congregationalid received 223 51 

Advertisements and sale of " Specials " 62 00 



EXPENUITDRK. 



Editor's Salary 

Paid for Mailing List 

Three Numbers Gongregationalist, 1«98. 

Better pxper 

Extra for Special Numbers 

Photo., Postacre ; Extra copies 

Paid out on .Subs 

Bilance (1899) 



JOHN C. COPP, Prenident. 
Toronto, June, 1899. 



$739 47 


$ir>0 00 


25 00 


104 44 


20 40 


198 98 


28 48 


178 85 


33 32 



$739 47 



SUNDAY SCHOOL 

HELPS AND PAPERS 

For Congregational Sunday Schools. 



The following- Helps and Papers published by the 

CONGREGATIONAL S. S. PUBLISHING SOCIETY, of Boston, 

are furnished by me at Publisher's Prices, 

Free of Charges. 

The Pilgrim Teacher. Monthly. Single copy per year, 60c. : five copies 

or more to one address, 50c. each. 
Pilgrim Quarterly. Senior. 16c. per year, 4c. per quarter. 

Pilgrim Quarterly. Junior. do do 

Pilgrim Quarterly, intermediate, do do 

Abridged Quarterlies. All grades, 12c. per year, ;^c. per quarter. 

The Little Pilgrim. Weekly. Printed in colors. •20c. per year, 5c. per qr. 

The Little Pilgrim Lesson Pictures. A card in colors, illustrating the 

lesson for every Sunday, with (|uestions on back. 12c. per year, 3c. per qr. 
Pilgrim Lesson Leaves. 8c. per year, Senior, Intermediate or Junior. 
Bible Lesson Pictures. Twelve pictures for each quarter, one for each 

Sunday ; mounted on a roller ; size 26x.37 inches. $1 per quarter, $4 

per year. 

Home Study Slips. 2cts. quarter ; Sets, per year. 

These are helps that should be in every Congregational Sunday 
School in the land. CHEAP and GOOD. Send for Specimens. 

Congregational Pub* Co*^ St. Catharines, Ont. 
REV. W. W. SMITH, Agent- 



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Weekly : 12 pages* ^ ^ ^ 

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Terms : One Dollar a Year in Advance. 

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^^^^ 

'T'HE year book is published annually, 1st September ; 
^ and contains all the Reports of the Unions, Societies, and 
College ; with much miscellanous information respecting per- 
sons and things connected with the Congregational Churches 
of the Dominion ; with illustrations. 

About 250 pages, 8vo., on good paper, substantially bound in 
paper boards. 

Sent, post free, at Fifteen cents per copy ; (one-half the actual 
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Advertisements, inside pages, $6 per page ; $3 for half-page ; 
$2 for "card." Circulates all over the Dominion. 

Orders, with the cash, to be sent to the Editor, 

REV. W. W. SniTH, St. Catharines, Ont. 



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